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Detention Centres: Translation Services

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on interpretation and translation services within the immigration detention estate in 2008; how much was spent at each detention centre; and if she will make a statement. (254447)

In 2008 the UK Border Agency detention service spent £30,590 on interpretation and translation services at the Immigration Removal Centres.

The following table shows the spend for each of the 10 Immigration Removal Centres for 2008.

Spend

Campsfield House

1,545

Colnbrook

3,645

Dover Removal centre

320

Dungavel

2,349

Harmondsworth

62

Haslar

4,704

Lindholme

831

Oakington

3,955

Tinsley House

7,333

Yarls Wood

5,846