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Detention Centres: Manpower

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) male and (b) female staff are employed at each immigration removal centre. (304441)

[holding answer 7 December 2009]: There are 10 immigration removal centres in England and one centre, Dungavel House, in Scotland. Eight of the centres are operated under contracts with the private sector. Three centres, Dover, Haslar and Lindholme, are operated under agreements with the National Offender Management Service.

The number of male and female staff employed at each centre is detailed in the following table. The numbers refer to those staff directly employed by the centre operator. The data are normally used for management information only and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics publications. The information is provisional and subject to change.

Immigration Removal Centre

Maleemployees

Female employees

Brook House

129

46

Campsfield House

81

33

Colnbrook

212

128

Dover

175

72

Dungavel House

53

70

Haslar

73

25

Harmondsworth

145

45

Lindholme

29

12

Oakington

128

94

Tinsley House

64

29

Yarl's Wood

106

117