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Yarl’s Wood

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in resolving the insurance claim relating to the fire at Yarl's Wood on 14 February 2002; and if she will make a statement. (186131)

[holding answer 18 February 2008]: Considerable negotiation and detailed consideration of valuation evidence continues to take place with the insurers, Home Office and their specialist advisers. The claim is nearing the point of final evidence submission and either settlement or potential litigation.