Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd July 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason fire sprinklers were not installed at Campsfield house, Oxfordshire prior to the fire in those premises in October 2013.

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

Campsfield house was fully compliant with fire safety requirements at the time of the fire in October 2013.

Other older centres, including Campsfield (which is a former HMPS facility) and all the prison sites utilised as immigration removal centres, have had comprehensive fire strategies that do not involve automated fire suppression systems. Sprinklers are one of several options available for fire prevention.

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