Outrage over exotic cuisine for foreign criminals in UK detention centre

June 22nd, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 22 (ANI): The news that foreign criminals, including rapists and terrorists, are being treated to lavish cuisine as they wait to be deported, has not gone down with the taxpayers in Britain.

There is an outrage among residents over money being spent on the preparation of mouthwatering dishes for 383 inmates, who are currently staying at a luxurious 47 million pounds Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in Berkshire.

The menu that these detainees are being offered includes oriental poached fish parcels, beef goulash and mint lamb stew. Each detainee is offered four choices for lunch and dinner, plus three vegetable options and a dessert.

“The idea that these people should enjoy hotel-style standards of service and food is preposterous. Given the recession we’re living in, most people will think this type of arrangement is outrageous,” the Sun quoted Matthew Elliott, a local resident, as saying.

Other delicacies offered to them include chicken chasseur, fish gumbo and beef and onion pie.

They are handed a menu at the start of the week and asked to mark their choices for the next seven days - with food cooked to order.

“Some of the dishes are so exotic they put Gordon Ramsay to shame. The grub’s certainly better than the local hotels. Now every foreign con wants to come here because the food is so good,” an official said.

The scandal is the latest to hit the Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in Berkshire, which is run by a private firm ‘Serco’.

Earlier it was reported how the detainees had access to Nintendo Wiis and plasma TVs. (ANI)

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