PART 3Enforcement

Detention and bail

59Guidance on detention of vulnerable persons

(1)The Secretary of State must issue guidance specifying matters to be taken into account by a person to whom the guidance is addressed in determining—

(a)whether a person (“P”) would be particularly vulnerable to harm if P were to be detained or to remain in detention, and

(b)if P is identified as being particularly vulnerable to harm in those circumstances, whether P should be detained or remain in detention.

(2)In subsection (1) “detained” means detained under—

(a)the Immigration Act 1971,

(b)section 62 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, or

(c)section 36 of the UK Borders Act 2007,

and “detention” is to be construed accordingly.

(3)A person to whom guidance under this section is addressed must take the guidance into account.

(4)Before issuing guidance under this section the Secretary of State must lay a draft of the guidance before Parliament.

(5)Guidance under this section comes into force in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(6)The Secretary of State may from time to time review guidance under this section and may revise and re-issue it.

(7)References in this section to guidance under this section include revised guidance.