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Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Legal Representation

Question for Home Office

UIN 16576, tabled on 17 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women held in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre have legal representation.

Answered on

24 November 2015

All detainees at immigration removal centres are able to access legal advice through a duty solicitor scheme provided by the Legal Aid Agency.

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCIP) inspected Yarl’s Wood between 13 April and 1 May 2015 and reported that waiting times for duty advice surgeries were short.

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