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Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre: Prescription Drugs

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what rules are applied at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre on permitting detainees to take their medication into the centre when they are detained; and on what basis Miss Nathalie Ketchanon was refused permission to do so. (134972)

All medication is assessed by the centre GP as to the suitability of allowing the medication to be held in possession by the detainee. Where it is decided that the medication should be held in the healthcare suite the detainee is notified and advised to attend the pharmacy at the appropriate times for dispensing.

I will write to the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South regarding Miss Ketchanon.