Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre:Written question - 132345

Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 13 March 2018
Home Office
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral contribution of 6 March 2017, Official Report, column 560, if she will grant the application made in November 2016 by the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion to visit Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 20 March 2018

All requests for visits to immigration removal centres (IRC) by Honourable Members require the agreement of the Minister for Immigration, with local constituency MPs generally given priority over non-constituency MPs.

In addition to security and safety considerations, visits to view IRCs can affect the regime for detainees and are therefore subject to careful consideration and management to minimise disruption and intrusion.

I will consider the Honourable Member’s request.

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