Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

Home Office written question – answered on 24th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many separate incidents of detainees self-harming and requiring medical treatment occurred at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

Information is collated on the number of incidents of self-harm requiring medical treatment at Yarl’s Wood IRC. In 2013 there were 74 incidents and in 2014 there were 61.

These are the number of incidents of self-harm requiring medical attention; they do not necessarily equate to the number of detainees requiring medical attention as one individual may have received medical attention on more than one occasion.

The data quoted has been taken from management information only and has not been subject to the detailed checks that apply for national statistics publications. These figures are provisional and are subject to change.

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