What instructions they have given to staff of the Borders and Immigration Authority about the steps they should take to ensure that breastfeeding women who are detained under immigration and asylum legislation are reunited with their infants.
The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal):
There is no specific instruction to Border and Immigration Agency staff covering reuniting breastfeeding women with their infants. However, there are instructions concerning welfare considerations for family removals based on the principle of keeping families together wherever possible. As part of the family removals review, further consideration is being given to more detailed instructions to staff around breastfeeding issues.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 January 2008 18:44