Home Affairs Committee

Brook House Immigration Removal Centre inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Inquiry launched on 13 September 2017. Inquiry expanded; please see Immigration Detention

Scope of the inquiry

 

Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the running of Brook House Immigration Removal Centre.

The BBC Panorama investigation highlighted serious issues with the running of Brook House, including:

  • Endemic drug-taking (both Spice and cannabis)
  • Under-staffing
  • Bullying amongst staff and of detainees
  • Allegations of assault, racial abuse and mocking of detainees by G4S staff
  • Cases of self-harm and attempted suicide amongst detainees
  • Failure to report incidents of C&R (control and restraint) or refusal to eat

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