HL Deb 25 July 2002 vol 638 c103WA
Lord Jones

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have for the future of the Campsfield House Immigration removal centre. [HL5588]

Lord Filkin

On 7 February, my right honourable friend the Home Secretary announced that he had decided that the Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre would close by spring 2003. However, following the incident at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in February and the consequent temporary reduction in removal centre capacity, we have decided to postpone the closure of Campsfield House until September 2004. This is in order to maintain removal centre capacity and thus support our commitment to increase the rate of removal of failed asylum seekers.