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Written Answers — Home Office: Sham Marriage: Prosecutions ( 8 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Between 14 November 2018 to 1 May 2024, 11 individuals who have entered into sham marriages or civil partnerships, or facilitated those arrangements, have been convicted by Home Office Criminal and Financial Investigation teams.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: France ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The funding to deliver the UK-France Joint Leader's Declaration is sourced from a combination of baseline Home Office allocations; and part of the additional funding the Home Office receives in relation to the 10 Point Plan on Illegal Migration. Details of this funding are not published as part of the department’s Migration Transparency Data.

Written Answers — Home Office: Detention Centres ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: On 24 April 2020 the capacity of the immigration detention estate was c2300 immigration removal centre (IRC) beds (if all rooms and beds were in use). As a result of operational changes including the closure of Morton Hall IRC, detention capacity reduced to c1700 IRC beds on 24 April 2021, rising to c2158 IRC beds on 24 April 2023 and c2200 IRC beds on 24 April 2024, with more coming online...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office currently operates seven immigration removal centres (IRCs) throughout the UK (six in England and one in Scotland); Harmondsworth and Colnbrook IRCs at Heathrow; Brook House and Tinsley House IRCs at Gatwick; Derwentside IRC in County Durham; Yarl’s Wood IRC in Bedfordshire and Dungavel House IRC in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. As of 24 April, the Home Office has the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: To maintain the highest standards of accuracy, the Home Office prefers to refer to published data, as this has been subject to rigorous quality assurance under National Statistics protocols prior to publication. Information about those detained who are liable to be removed to Rwanda is not available in our published data Published data on detentions and returns is available at the following...

Written Answers — Home Office: Repatriation ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Information on processing times for voluntary return applications is not held centrally and is not currently captured in a publishable form. Our priority is to consider applications as efficiently and fairly as possible. There may, however, be circumstances which delay the progression of a case, for example waiting for evidence that is of importance in deciding an application, or a need to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office publishes statistics on small boat arrivals to the UK in the ‘Irregular migration to the UK statistics’ release. Data on small boat arrivals by year, sex and age group is published in table Irr_D01 of the ‘Irregular migration to the UK detailed datasets’, with the latest data up to the end of December 2023. Information on how to use the dataset can be found in the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Translation Services ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office aims to provide interpreter and translation services for refugees and asylum seekers at public expense whenever and wherever necessary. Interpreters are engaged by the Home Office to act on its behalf. They are not Home Office employees and undertake freelance work commissioned by the Home Office. In some circumstances interpreting services are provided by commercial partners....

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Individuals who have no right to remain in the UK legally are being offered voluntary relocation to Rwanda under a new agreement with the Government of Rwanda. This will relocate individuals who have no right to work, rent or remain in the UK to relocate to Rwanda and allow them to build safe and prosperous lives there. Individuals will receive £3,000 to support their relocation, paid to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Boats: Ukraine ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the answer given to PQ HL3009 on 18 March 2024

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Full details of the Monitoring Committee’s Terms of Reference and Monitoring Plan can be found here: Monitoring Committee: Migration and Economic Development Partnership - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). As set out in the monitoring plan, monitoring, especially in the enhanced phase, will be agile and responsive to operational activity so there will be a rolling presence of the Monitoring Committee...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Illegal immigration reduces our capability and capacity to help those who most need our support. It puts lives in danger by placing vulnerable people into the hands of smugglers. It also puts intolerable pressure on public services and local communities and corrodes public confidence in the system. An example of the impact of illegal migration is that the asylum system is now costing the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Wellingborough ( 7 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office does not routinely publish information on detention activity at a regional level. The first illegal migrants set to be removed to Rwanda have now been detained, following a series of nationwide operations this week. We will not be providing a running commentary on operational activity.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda ( 2 May 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The funding for the Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda is separate from, and additional to, the Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget. The most recently published information, which includes costs paid to the Rwandan government and legal fees, is the National Audit Office Report which can be found here: UK-Rwanda Partnership - NAO report.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (29 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Guidance on the operation of section 8AA of the Immigration Act 1971 will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (29 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The number of people who can be relocated under the arrangement is uncapped and the Government of Rwanda have identified a range of accommodation sites to support individuals under the MEDP. These include reception accommodation in addition to the existing Hope Hostel, and a range of sites for longer term accommodation purposes.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (26 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: As the Prime Minister has already set out, the necessary case workers in the UK have been recruited and trained and are ready to make decisions in preparation for the first individuals being relocated.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (26 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office are unable to provide the requested data. This is on the basis that it is operationally sensitive and not stored in an easily accessible format. Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and police colleagues use every tool at their disposal to investigate and disrupt the people smuggling networks who facilitate dangerous crossings on such floating vessels and structures,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (26 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Relocated Individuals will be provided with legal representation free of charge throughout the asylum process. Part 3 of Annex B to the treaty details the provision that shall be made in Rwanda for Relocated Individuals to access legal assistance and interpreters.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (26 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: As of 24 April, the Home Office has the capacity to detain around 2,200 people in immigration removal centres.


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