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Immigration Removal Centres

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff there were at each immigration removal centre in the UK in each of the last five years, broken down by grade. [109508]

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the ban on paid employment for immigration detainees held in removal centres. [109510]

We have no plans to provide paid employment to persons detained in immigration removal centres. Immigration detainees are able to participate in a wide range of constructive activities during their detention based on education, sport, recreation, physical education and religion.