§ Alistair Burt
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 30 October 2001,Official Report, column 615W, on Yarls Wood immigration detention centre (1) how many detainees are expected at the centre in (a) the first month, (b) the second month and (c) subsequently for the next four months; and if he will make a statement;
(2) how many contractors' personnel there are, broken down by occupation:186W
(3) how many of his Department's personnel are employed at the centre, broken down by occupation; and what were their respective dates of first employment at the centre.
§ Angela Eagle
[holding answer 5 November 2001]: The following identifies the numbers of contractors personnel broken down by occupation:
Number Construction Related Trades: Project Managers 24 Modular Specialists 3 Mechanical, electrical and public health engineers 73 General Construction Trades (Joiners, painters and
decorators, flooring specialists, furniture installers)
141 External Works—landscaping, road repairs 22 General labourers 19 Caterers 3 Operational Activities Senior/Middle Managers 17 Supervisors 20 Detention Custody Officers 263 Administrative Staff 6 Facilities Staff 16 Chaplaincy 2 Education/Activities Department 17 Project Managers 3 Medical Services 24 Catering and cleaning services 77
The centre has an agreed incremental build up rate for detainees in the first four months, leading to operational capacity, as follows:Month 1: 185Month 2: 206Month 3: 239Month 4: 270.
Following this the centre will be capable of holding up to 900 detainees at any one time.
The following Home Office Staff are employed at the centre:Immigration Service Operational Staff: 16Administrative Support Grades: 7.
The dates of first employment for departmental personnel cannot be given as information regarding individual employees is confidential.