Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of (a) sexual and (b) racial intimidation have been registered by inmates of Yarl's Wood Detention Centre in the last 12 months; and what the result has been of investigations into such complaints.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum)

From January 2006 there are no records of complaints of sexual intimidation. There have been six complaints referred to the Race Relations Liaison Officer, five of which were assessed as not being of a racist nature. The sixth was withdrawn by the detainee and the Race Relations Liaison Officer satisfied himself that this complaint was not of a racist nature and decided not to pursue the matter further.

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