Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre:Written question - 135034

Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 29 March 2018
Home Office
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133714, on Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, how many (a) local constituency MPs and (b) non-constituency MPs have (i) applied for and (ii) been granted permission to visit Yarl’s Wood since 1 November 2016; and how many applications in each category remain under consideration.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 16 April 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.

Since 1 November 2016 four Honourable Members (1 constituency and 3 non constituency) have made requests and received Ministerial approval to visit Yarl’s Wood IRC. One request, from the Honourable Member for Brighton, Pavilion, is still under consideration.

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