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Chris Bryant MP, Labour's Shadow Immigration Minister, responding to the Independent Monitoring Board's report on holding facilities at London Heathrow airport, said:

"The Independent Monitoring Board's report provides worrying reading, but the complacent response of UKBA has been even more concerning. I have seen some of the facilities at Heathrow myself and there is a real need to ensure Heathrow as a whole is able to provide decent facilities for children held in short-term detention.

"The Home Secretary must make sure that the report’s recommendations are taken on board and improvements are made to ensure that detainees of any age, but especially children are treated humanely while in short term detention."

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