Following the Harmondsworth disturbances a relocation of low risk detainees within the detention estate took place and a total of fifty non-Harmondsworth detainees were granted bail after appropriate assessment. No breaches of reporting conditions have been advised to date.
Harmondsworth IRC is fully insured. Harmondsworth Detention Services Ltd., which operates the Centre under contract with the Secretary of State for the Home Department, is liable for a share of the policy deductible. I am considering any potential liabilities of the Contractor and the insurers in relation to the costs of bringing the disturbance under control.
The number of contractor staff on duty between 19:30 on 28 November and 06:00 on 29 November was 76. The number of Immigration Service staff on duty at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre on 28 November was seven and on the 29 November it was nine.
A total of 224 HM Prison Service staff were deployed to bring the disturbance under control and a number of Metropolitan Police officers were involved in both securing the perimeter of the building and escorting detainees from the centre once the disturbance was brought under control.