This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Reverse Home Office decision to stop Catherine West MP visiting Yarl's Wood.
The Home Office has refused Catherine West MP's request to visit Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre.
Women for Refugee Women said "This shows a worrying lack of transparency about what is happening in Yarl’s Wood and suggests the Home Office feels there is something to hide."
Catherine West MP said "I'm appalled that as a Member of Parliament I'm being denied the opportunity to visit Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and it concerns me that the Home Office is so keen to avoid scrutiny. My diverse constituency is home to many people from all over the world and the conditions of vulnerable women being held in centres like Yarl's Wood is an important issue. I have written to Theresa May to urge her to step in and get this decision overturned"
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