HL Deb 20 May 2002 vol 635 cc75-6WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What changes in cover have been sought by insurers at each of the privately operated detention centres including Oakington, following the fire at Yarl's Wood. [HL4289]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Rooker)

With effect from 1 April, the insurance cover for the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre includes property damage and business interruption.

The terms of the insurance for the other removal centres, including Oakington, will be the subject of negotiations as and when they are up for renewal.