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Home Department written question – answered on 4th November 2013.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many days in the last two years G4S had a full staff complement as specified in its contract at the immigration removal centres at (a) Brook House, Gatwick, (b) Tinsley House, Gatwick and (c) the Cedars, Pease Pottage.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 1 November 2013

During the last two years each of the centres has been short of its full complement on the following number of occasions.

Tinsley House; 16 days. The majority of these days have been single days due to short notice sickness or serious weather disruption.

Cedars is not an immigration removal centre, it is pre-departure accommodation for families.

Cedars; 51 days. The majority of these days have been single days due to short notice sickness. Otherwise the reduction was due to agreed reductions with the Home Office in response to planned lower occupancy levels.

Brook House; 14 days. The majority of these days have been single days due to short notice sickness or serious weather disruption.

The Home Office has monitoring arrangements in place to ensure that the safety and security of detainees is maintained at all times.

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