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Yarl's Wood: Hunger Strike

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is or has recently been a hunger strike at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre; and, if so, how many people took part. [HL4820]

There have been no hunger strikes at Yarl's Wood IRC recently.

A small number of individuals at the centre recently pressurised families to avoid taking their meals in the canteen, which was subsequently reported in certain parts of the media as a hunger-strike. At its height, a total of 54 individuals failed to take their meals in the canteen.