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Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether clothed body searches are conducted on women and female children by male officers at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre. [90568]

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Mr. Sutcliffe: The searching of female immigration detainees can only be conducted by female members of staff. Further details of searching procedures can be found in the published Operating Standards for Immigration Removal Centres. http://horizon/IND/Directorates/OPERATIONS/Resources/PDF/DetentionServices/OperatingStandards.pdf

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