British Council Contractors: Afghanistan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 23rd June 2022.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 10:30 am, 23rd June 2022

As my hon. Friend Mr Baron mentioned, there are just under 200 British Council contractors who are still trapped in Afghanistan. All of them are in fear for their lives. We must know the names of those individuals, but we probably do not know their exact location. Will my hon. Friend ensure that applications for those people to come out of Afghanistan to the UK can be lodged by other people on their behalf? Otherwise, people will have to spend time online and getting to places that will be unsafe for them to travel to.