Kate Osamor – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Kate Osamor on 2015-11-17.

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

James Brokenshire

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.