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The Detention Centre Rules 2001

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2.  In these Rules, where the context so admits, the expression—

  • “compact” has the meaning set out at rule 4(1);

  • “controlled drug” means any drug which is a controlled drug for the purposes of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(1);

  • “legal adviser” means, in relation to a detained person, his counsel, representative or solicitor, and includes a clerk acting on behalf of his solicitor;

  • “manager” means, in relation to any detention centre, the person appointed under section 148(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

  • “officer” means an officer of a detention centre (whether a Crown servant or an employee of the contractor or otherwise) and, for the purposes of rule 8(2), includes a detainee custody officer who is authorised to perform escort functions in accordance with section 154 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or a prison officer or prisoner custody officer performing those functions under that section.

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