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Harmondsworth Detention Centre

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of the damage to Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre during the disturbances on 29 November. (109676)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of the repairs and refurbishment of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) was following the fire earlier this year; and whether the centre is planned to remain in use as an IRC. (145719)

An initial independent review of the condition of Harmondsworth IRC has estimated that the sum of £7 million plus VAT will be required to fully repair the damage to the Centre ‘as built’.

The Centre is fully insured for riot and material damage and business interruption cover. The damage to the Centre forms part of the total claim and is fully covered by insurance minus the deductible (policy excess).