Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make an information request regarding day rooms in immigration detention facilities. May I know, in Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre and Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre,

1) Are televisions available in the day room? For how many hours a day are detainees able to watch television? Are they able to watch television in languages other than English and Chinese?

2) Are newspapers provided in the day rooms? What newspapers are provided and in what languages?

3) Is there a library available in detention facilities? If yes, in what languages are books available?

Thank you very much for your help with this query.

Yours faithfully,

Gigi Lo

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (9) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.6

Dear Gigi Lo,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
12.05.2022. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
01.06.2022.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (9) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.6

Dear Gigi Lo,

Further to our interim reply on 20.05.2022, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 01.07.2022.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

LEI Wa-yan
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (9) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R) Pt.6

Dear Gigi Lo,

I refer to your request for access to information on 12 May 2022 and our
interim replies to you on 20 May 2022 and 1 June 2022.  I hereby provide
you with the following information.

The provision of treatments to detainees at the Castle Peak Bay
Immigration Centre (“CIC”) and the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (“MTKDC”)
is governed by the Immigration (Treatment of Detainees) Order (Cap. 115E)
(“Cap. 115E”) as well as Immigration Service (Treatment of Detained
Persons) Order (Cap. 331C) (“Cap. 331C”) and has been strictly adhered to.
 Upon admission to CIC or MTKDC, every detainee will be served with an
“Information Leaflet for Detainee” or a “Notice to Persons Detained” and
be informed of their rights, welfare, treatments and channels of
complaints during detention at CIC or MTKDC.  In addition, a “Notice to
Persons Detained” is displayed in a conspicuous position at CIC and MTKDC
where it can readily be seen by detainees as stipulated in Rule 17 of
Cap.115E and Section 17 of Cap. 331C.

Local free-to-air television service is available at CIC and MTKDC.
 Detainees may watch television in day time.  Reading materials including
newspapers and library books in Chinese and English are provided for
detainees at CIC and MTKDC.  Meanwhile, library books in other languages
are also available in CIC.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration