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

Michael Tomlinson: The Monitoring Committee have been taken through the end-to-end process under the partnership. This took place in Kigali in March 2023 and in the UK in May 2023 and have also held official and non-official meetings throughout 2022, 2023 and 2024 as well as undertaking training and testing of IT systems.

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

Michael Tomlinson: The most recently published information which includes legal fees is the National Audit Office Report which can be found here: Investigation into the costs of the UK-Rwanda Partnership - NAO report.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (25 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The necessary decision makers in Rwanda will be trained and ready to make decisions on applications in preparation for the first individuals being relocated.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Hotels (25 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: There are no unaccompanied children in hotels.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (25 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Department engages with commercial partners where required to deliver on its responsibilities. The details of any such discussions are both operationally and commercially sensitive.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (25 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office is not aware of any formal request from the Ukrainian government for these lethally dangerous and unseaworthy craft, though it has repeatedly made clear the unsuitability of these boats to those who have advocated that they be sent to Ukraine.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (24 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: A Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed with the Government of Rwanda for the voluntary relocation of individuals and will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (22 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The dignity and welfare of residents across the entire immigration detention estate is of the utmost importance and the use of periods of time where individuals’ freedom of movement is restricted contributes to the maintenance of a safe and secure environment in our centres. From 4 December 2023 the Home Office changed the lock-in times from 12.00pm-12:30pm and 5.00pm-5:30pm to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Online Capability Centre (22 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Following the announcement by the Prime Minister of the new tech partnership to stop the boats on 6 August 2023, the Home Office and National Crime Agency (NCA) have strengthened the voluntary partnership with social media companies, Meta, YouTube, X/Twitter, to accelerate action to tackle people smuggling content online. We continue to explore further options, such as a ‘hackathon’ model...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (19 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: As the Permanent Secretary stated during the Public Accounts Committee evidence session on 15 April 2024, in his capacity as Accounting Officer (AO) he keeps all assessments under review, including where this relates to the Illegal Migration Act and the Safety of Rwanda Bill. In line with the guidance in Managing Public Money, the Department publishes summary AO assessments on projects that...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (19 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Department engages with commercial partners where required to deliver on its responsibilities. The details of any such discussions are commercially sensitive and therefore we will not be providing a running commentary on them.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Deportation (19 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Illegal Migration Act was introduced on 7th of March 2023 and received Royal Assent on 20 July 2023. Individuals who entered or arrived illegally from 20 July 2023 will be subject to the duty to remove (section 2 of the Illegal Migration Act) once commenced. Once the act is commenced, official numbers will be available. Official statistics published by the Home Office are kept under...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offenders: Foreign Nationals (17 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office does publish statistics on the returns of foreign national offenders by nationality and year. These returns are published in the Returns Detailed Datasets, Year Ending December 2023; which are available at: Immigration system statistics data tables - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). The term ‘deportations’ refers to a legally defined subset of returns, which are enforced either...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prisoners: Foreign Nationals (17 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The information requested is not available from published statistics. Our Nationality and Borders Act became law in April 2022. A factsheet can be viewed here: Nationality and Borders Bill: factsheet - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). The same act also amended legislation which means a foreign offender who returns to the United Kingdom in breach of a deportation order can be sentenced to five years’...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland (15 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: In 2023, Home Office Criminal and Financial Investigation teams (CFI) charged 39 individuals with criminal offences as part of Operation Gull.

Written Answers — Home Office: Official Visits: Rwanda ( 3 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: All Government spend goes through thorough due diligence to ensure best value for money. Stopping the boats is one of our top priorities. The cost of the asylum system could reach up to £11 billion per year by 2026, so bold solutions like our partnership with Rwanda are required. Various elements, such as security and timing, will be taken into consideration when looking at Government...

Written Answers — Home Office: Detention Centres: Women (28 Mar 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office are committed to ensuring the proper protection and treatment of women, including vulnerable women, in detention and will seek to facilitate voluntary return as an alternative to detention and enforced removal. Further information can be found in published operational guidance DSO 06/2016 Women in the Detention Estate. We fully accept that some groups of individuals can be...

Written Answers — Home Office: Delivery Services: Undocumented Migrants (28 Mar 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The HO holds some information in relation to individuals who rent profiles on food delivery apps. However, we do not routinely publish the information you have requested and we are unable to provide this information, as it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (28 Mar 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Voluntary relocation to Rwanda builds on our already widely used voluntary returns scheme – details of this can be found at the following link:- Voluntary and assisted departures.docx (publishing.service.gov.uk).

Written Answers — Home Office: Delivery Services: Undocumented Migrants (27 Mar 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Government is engaging constructively with food delivery platforms, calling on them to end the use of unverified substitution. Unchecked account sharing places the public at risk, enables – and therefore encourages – illegal migration and leads to the exploitation of workers. In November 2023, the Home Office secured agreement from the firms to strengthen their recruitment and...


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