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Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Human Trafficking

Question for Home Office

UIN 16552, tabled on 17 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees held in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (a) claim that they are victims of human trafficking and (b) have been identified by the National Referral Mechanism as victims of human trafficking.

Answered on

24 November 2015

Individuals who have been identified as victims of trafficking by the competent authorities are normally considered suitable for detention in only very exceptional circumstances, which include cases where there is a risk of public harm. This data is not collected centrally and accurate figures are not available. Once a person is detained their continued detention remains under review by the Home Office at least at monthly intervals, and earlier in response to any change of circumstances that might have a material effect on their detention.

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