Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Hospitals:Written question - 16551

Q
Asked by Kate Osamor
(Edmonton)
Asked on: 17 November 2015
Home Office
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Hospitals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women taken to hospital from Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre have been handcuffed in transit in each of the last six months.
A
Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 02 December 2015

Provisional management information showing the number of women who have been handcuffed when taken to hospital from Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre over the requested period is detailed in the table below:


Month

Number of Handcuffed Hospital Moves

May

0

June

0

July

0

August

0

September

1

October

6

The increased figure in October 2015 was not due to any change in policy. These cases have been reviewed by the Home Office Use of Force Monitor to ensure that the use of handcuffs was appropriate. The review established that each case had been subject to an individual risk assessment, in accordance with standard policy, and that handcuffs were used on the basis of that outcome of that assessment.

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