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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Detention Centres: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average ratio is of detainees to detention officers at (a) Colnbrook and (b) Harmondsworth immigration removal centres in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire remove filter
star this property uin 273415 remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not specify a ratio of detainee to detainee custody <br>officer (DCOs) within immigration removal centres (IRCs) and this information is therefore not recorded. Instead, IRC suppliers are required to provide a safe and secure environment for detainees in their care and all IRC contracts require a minimum staffing level based on the size and layout of each individual centre. The Home Office and its suppliers do not release information on staff deployment as doing so could compromise security of the removal estate.</p><p>In the period ahead, new contracts will set high expectations for the quality of the management and staffing in IRCs. The current re-procurement of the contract for the Gatwick IRCs includes provision for increased staffing in key areas, including residential units, to improve welfare and safety.</p><p>The dignity and welfare of detainees across the entire detention estate is of the utmost importance and the use of periods of time where detainees’ freedom of movement is restricted contributes to the maintenance of a safe and secure environment in our centres.</p><p>Detainees at both Harmondsworth and Colnbrook immigration removal centres (IRC) have a rest period following lunch and curfew period at night, where the total hours of confinement cannot exceed 12 hours a day during the week and 12.5 hours a day at weekends and on bank holidays.</p><p>Information on the number of people detained in Harmondsworth and Colnbrook IRCs on the last day of each quarter is available in table dt_12_q of the <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803188/detention-mar-2019-tables.ods" target="_blank">detention </a>tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending March 2019’.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T11:27:42.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T11:27:42.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this