Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

Home Office written question – answered on 25th November 2014.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Conservative, North East Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women have been detained at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre for (a) 0 to six months, (b) six to 12 months, (c) over one year and (d) two years or more.

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

The requested information is not available. A subset of the latest published figures show that as at 30 June 2014 there were 294 female people detained in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre who had been held in the immigration estate for less than 6 months, 9 for between 6 and 12 months and none for longer.

The Home Office publishes quarterly and annual statistics on the number of people detained in the United Kingdom for immigration purposes, within Immigration Statistics: April – June 2014, from the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

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