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Immigration Detainees 'Benefit' From Being Paid Just £1 An Hour, Says Tory Minister

Government slammed for running 'disgusting virtual sweatshops'.

05/07/2017 10:05 | Updated 05 July 2017

The Conservative government has been slammed using immigration detention centres as “virtual sweatshops”, after a minister said detainees “benefit” from working for just £1 an hour.

Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford heckeld in the Lords for refusing to answer.

Labour peer Lord Rosser calculated the saving of using detainees to do work rather than paid staff from Serco, or an other company that ran the centre, was £300,000 a month.

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