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The Short-term Holding Facility Rules 2018

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Reasons for detention and update of claim

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12.—(1) The Secretary of State must provide a detained person with written reasons for their detention when they are first detained and following any review of their detention.

(2) Where a detained person requests an update on the progress of any relevant matter the Secretary of State must provide that update within a reasonable time.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2) “relevant matter” means—

(a)a claim for asylum;

(b)an application for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom;

(c)an application for British nationality;

(d)a claim for a right of admission into the United Kingdom under a provision of European Union law;

(e)a claim for a right of residence in the United Kingdom under a provision of European Union law;

(f)the proposed removal or deportation of the detained person from the United Kingdom;

(g)an application for bail under the Immigration Acts(1) or under the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997, or

(h)an appeal against, or an application for administrative review or judicial review in relation to, any decision taken in connection with a matter referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (g).

(1)

See section 61 of the UK Borders Act 2007.

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