Detention Centres

Home Department written question – answered on 14th July 2014.

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Photo of Andy Sawford Andy Sawford Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) red incidents and (b) amber incidents have occurred at each Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last four years.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Incidents in the detention estate are reported in accordance with Detention Services Order (DSO) 12/2008. Incidents are classified according to their seriousness as red, amber or green.

Examples of the types of red or amber incidents are given in the DSO. Red incidents are generally those relating to serious disturbances and/or fires within a centre. Amber incidents may be those involving threats to the centre, external demonstrations, or co-ordinated food or fluid refusal.

This data has been collected by different business areas in the Home Office over the data period requested and has not been collated centrally.

Management information is available only for the period 1 July 2013 to 9 March 2014 in the following table and is in line with the data period for published statistics.

This data is management information collected and collated from Immigration Removal Centre suppliers. This information does not form part of published statistics and is not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics publications. It is provisional and subject to change.

Incidents in immigration removal centres for the period 1 July 2013 to 9 March 2014 by status
IRC Red incidents Amber incidents Total of incidents
Brook House 2 59 61
Campsfield 1 14 15
Colnbrook 4 109 113
Dover 1 39 40
Dungavel 0 3 3
Harmondsworth 0 145 145
Haslar 0 2 2
Morton Hall 6 29 35
Tinsley House 0 17 17
Yarlswood 1 109 110
Total 15 528 541

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