Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 July (HL Deb, col 789) stating that immigration removal centre providers must make a minimum number of opportunities available for detainees to participate voluntarily in paid activity, whether contracts with immigration removal centre providers assume that detainees will volunteer for a certain number of hours of paid work; and if so, (1) what is the total number of hours of such paid work assumed for each immigration removal centre, and (2) how many hours of paid work were undertaken by detainees in each immigration removal centre, for each of the last five years.
Immigration removal centre (IRC) private service providers are contracted to offer a minimum number of voluntary paid work opportunities for detainees, in accordance with the Detention Centre Rules 2001. There is no contractual assumption that detainees will volunteer for a certain number of hours of paid work.
Management information on the number of hours of paid work undertaken by detainees in each IRC is only available from November 2014 as set out in the table below. This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.
2014 (November to December)
2017 (January to April)
*Tinsley House closed for refurbishment after September 2016. The total hours worked for Tinsley House for 2016 are therefore only available for January to September 2016.
**Data provided is for a full calendar year unless otherwise stated.