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We would like to extend a warm invitation to join us for our 2015 Annual General Meeting (rescheduled from 26th May)

Thursday 16th July from 7:30 p.m.

CVS Building, 43 Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2AA

followed by:

Our Guest Speaker

Richard Fuller

Richard Fuller – MP for Bedford and Kempston

Richard was a panel member on the group which contributed to the Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the UK, published last year, and he will share his experiences of that with us.

Detention ReportThe report covers both the way detention is used in the UK and the conditions within detention centres, and is the result of 182 written submissions, 3 oral evidence sessions hearing from 26 witnesses, including current and former detainees, and relevant experts.

 The report proposes a limit of 28 days for the detention of immigrants; for the ending of detention of pregnant women or for people who have suffered rape or torture. The panel calls for the incoming Government to seek more effective, community based caseworker alternatives such as are used in Australia and Sweden where compliance rates for removal exceed those achieved here.

Refreshments will be provided

Please note: voting rights are restricted to members of Yarl’s Wood Befrienders, but everyone is welcome to attend the AGM.