Immigrants: Detainees

Home Department written question – answered on 11th February 2014.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) many immigration detainees have been transferred from Colbrook Immigration Removal Centre to Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last 12 months;

(2) how many immigration detainees have been transferred from Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last 12 months;

(3) what the escorting arrangements are for immigration detainees who are transferred from Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The data requested about the transfer of immigration detainees to and from Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and Harmondsworth IRC can only be collated and verified at disproportionate cost.

Tascor Services Ltd operates the Home Office escorting contract and carries out all routine transfers of immigration detainees to and from Harmondsworth and Colnbrook IRCs.

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