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Immigration: Yarl's Wood

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 19 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis parliamentarians may be refused entry to Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre. [HL1023]

The Detention Centre Rules 2001 allow the Secretary of State to manage visits to immigration removal centres. Requests from parliamentarians to visit any centre are therefore directed for consideration to the Home Secretary and to the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration. We receive many such requests and are normally able to comply.