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Immigration: Tinsley House

Volume 716: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have modified the education provision for children at Tinsley House immigration removal centre since HM Chief Inspector of Prisons noted it was “inadequate”. [HL1127]

As we are not currently holding children at Tinsley House for more than 24 hours, planned education provided by a trained teacher is neither appropriate nor practicable.

Where children are to be held for longer than 24 hours, they are transferred to Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre, where comprehensive education provision is available for children of all ages, delivered by qualified nursery nurses and teachers.