Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd September 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department informed Campsfield House operators Mitie of the advice of the Oxfordshire Fire Service that sprinklers should be fitted there.

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

The Chief Fire Officer of Oxfordshire wrote to the previous operator of Campsfield House, GEO, in 2007. Mitie were not made aware of this correspondence before the incident last year. Following the incident, sprinklers have now been fitted throughout the centre.

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