HC Deb 18 March 2002 vol 382 c93W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the terms of reference are for the investigations into the disturbances at Yarl's Wood; if the findings will be made public; and if he will make a statement. [41149]

Angela Eagle

The terms of reference for the inquiry being conducted by Stephen Moore areTo inquire into the events at Yarl's Wood Removal Centre on the night of 14–15 February 2002 and their causes and to make recommendations designed to minimise the risk of recurrence on the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) custodial estate in relation to contracts and agreements with service providers, the operation of removal centres, building design and construction, and any other matters considered relevant. The inquiry will take full account of the inquiries being undertaken by Bedfordshire Police, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Group 4, and will be conducted in a way which does not impede any criminal investigation. In addition, the inquiry will have available expert advice from Her Majesty's Prison Service on matters to do with the above matters. The findings of the inquiry will be published.