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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

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34The Monitor of Accommodation Centres

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(1)The Secretary of State shall appoint a person as Monitor of Accommodation Centres.

(2)The Monitor shall monitor the operation of this Part of this Act and shall, in particular, consider—

(a)the quality and effectiveness of accommodation and other facilities provided in accommodation centres,

(b)the nature and enforcement of conditions of residence,

(c)the treatment of residents, and

(d)whether, in the case of any accommodation centre, its location prevents a need of its residents from being met.

(3)In exercising his functions the Monitor shall consult—

(a)the Secretary of State, and

(b)such other persons as he considers appropriate.

(4)The Monitor shall report to the Secretary of State about the matters considered by the Monitor in the course of the exercise of his functions—

(a)at least once in each calendar year, and

(b)on such occasions as the Secretary of State may request.

(5)Where the Secretary of State receives a report under subsection (4)(a) he shall lay a copy before Parliament as soon as is reasonably practicable.

(6)The Monitor shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment (which may include provision about retirement, resignation or dismissal).

(7)The Secretary of State may—

(a)pay fees and allowances to the Monitor;

(b)defray expenses of the Monitor;

(c)make staff and other facilities available to the Monitor.

(8)The Secretary of State may appoint more than one person to act jointly as Monitor (in which case they shall divide or share functions in accordance with the terms of their appointment and, subject to that, by agreement between them).

(9)A person who is employed within a government department may not be appointed as Monitor of Accommodation Centres.

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