Urgent Question: G4S contract to run immigration removal centres

08 May 2018

Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on the renewal of G4S’s contract to run the Brook House and Tinsley House immigration removal centres.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Victoria Atkins, responded on behalf of the Government and stated that the Government had agreed a short-term continuation of G4S’s contract to run the Gatwick immigration removal centres while further work is carried out to identify a long-term manager. The Home Office will then launch a further, full competition later this year, after the outcome of two independent reviews.

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