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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

Section 66: Detention centres: change of name

184.Section 66 amends section 147 of the 1999 Act so that detention centres will be known formally as removal centres. This reflects the part played by detention in the removal of failed asylum-seekers and others. There are a number of minor and consequential amendments to other provisions in the 1999 Act and provisions in other legislation that refer to “detention centres”. There are no substantive changes to the existing provisions relating to the purpose and operation of detention centres.

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