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Scottish Affairs Committee

MPs have taken evidence from Immigration Minister Damian Green on the role of the UK Border Agency in Scotland on 19 January 2011.

In summer 2010, Mr Green launched a review of how asylum seeker families with children are treated.

The aim is to end the detention of children at immigration centres.

The practice has already been halted at the Dungavel removal centre in Lanarkshire, but still continues in England.

In 2009 a pilot scheme was launched in Glasgow which saw asylum families housed in former council flats, under a partnership between the council, the Scottish government and the UK Borders Agency.

However ministers have raised concerns that a larger scheme of its type could see many asylum seekers abscond.

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