Results 121–140 of 600 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Michael Tomlinson

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda ( 6 Feb 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Costs and payments will depend on the number of people relocated and the timing of when this happens. Spend will be reported as part of the annual Home Office Reports and Accounts in the usual way.

Written Answers — Home Office: Detention Centres ( 2 Feb 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: We regularly publish the data you have requested and it can be found at Immigration Enforcement data: Q3 2023 - GOV.UK ( The data is placed under the link entitled the same. Please note that quarter 4 (which will contain information from 1 October to 31 December 2023) is due to be published February 2024.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (29 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office has always been clear that use of hotels as temporary accommodation for asylum seekers was a short-term measure to ensure that we met our statutory obligation to accommodate asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute during a period of unprecedented numbers of small boat arrivals. We are making significant progress in closing hotels, with 50 due to be closed by the end of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Bibby Stockholm (29 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: We assess every individual against an agreed suitability criteria, guidance on this can be found here: Allocation of accommodation ( Each person’s suitability will be assessed at regular intervals and if they are no longer suitable for any reason, they will be moved to alternative accommodation.

Written Answers — Home Office: Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (29 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office publishes data on detention in the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’. Data on length of detention for people leaving detention is published in table Det_D03 of the ‘Detailed detention dataset’. The latest data relates to the end of September 2023. However this data is not broken down by last place of detention as this does not show where an individual...

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Border Force: English Channel (26 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: During 2023, the Cutter & CPV fleet did not provide assistance to small boat operations in the South East region. Instead, Border Force utilised a fleet of 5 Commercial Transfer Vessels (CTVs) - Defender, Hurricane, Ranger, Typhoon and Volunteer. Out of the 604 small boat events that occurred in 2023, the CTVs successfully intercepted 544, accounting for a 90% interception rate, the remaining...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (23 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office published data on initial decisions made on asylum cases on 2 January 2024 as part of the Statistics relating to Illegal Migration ad-hoc release. The Additional statistics relating to Illegal Migration (December 2023) release notes that “Of the 112,138 initial asylum decisions [between 1 January and 28 December 2023], 77,019 were substantive decisions Please note that this...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (23 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: We are unable to comment on the specifics of individual cases however, some of the individuals referred to did issue judicial review claims and the grounds of these claims can be found in the published court judgments. The court judgments can be found at the following links: Divisional Court (19 December 2022): AAA v SSHD Rwanda judgment.pdf ( Court of Appeal (29 June 2023):...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (15 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Secretary spoke to Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin on 21 December and during this conversation they discussed the ongoing joint efforts by the UK and French governments to stop small boat crossings of the English Channel. The Home Secretary and Minister Darmanin have agreed to meet in the coming weeks to continue this discussion. Officials from across the Home Office engage...

Written Answers — Home Office: Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (15 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Department undertakes routine engagement with a range of stakeholders, on a range of topics, in the development of its immigration policies. As part of the Bill's passage through Parliament there are also opportunities for engagement through the parliamentary process.

Written Answers — Home Office: Bibby Stockholm (15 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Appropriate inspections have been conducted by Plymouth Marine Office on behalf of Maritime & Coastguard Agency (PSC Inspection) and report issued on the 8th July 2023. In accordance with sec 197 of the Shipping Act 1994, Barbados Maritime Ship Registry duly inspected the vessel and found it to comply with the provisions of the said Act, Certificate of Inspection (03 Flag Safety Inspection)...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: India and Turkey (15 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: Tackling illegal migration is a top priority for this government and we continue to engage with all partners on this issue. We have a close partnership with the government of Turkey when it comes to combatting this shared problem and discuss a number of challenges with them, including how we can continue to work together to effectively tackle Organised Immigration Crime. We also have a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Detainees (15 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office is currently undertaking a review of the Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention Policy. The policy aims to safeguard vulnerable individuals in immigration detention by providing a framework to assess if their detention or continued detention is appropriate. The scope of the review includes the Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention policy and Detention Centre Rules 34 and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Enforcement (15 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: 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: Undocumented Migrants: Deportation (15 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Home Office published provisional data on returns of migrants who do not have a legal right to stay in the UK in the ad-hoc ‘Statistics relating to Illegal Migration’ release. Total numbers of returns by month and return type (including enforced returns of which ‘deportations’ are a subset) are published in table IMB_05 of the accompanying data tables. The latest data relates to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (15 Jan 2024)

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

Written Answers — Home Office: Detainees and Prisoners: Pregnancy (15 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: As of 20 December 2023, there are currently no pregnant women detained in immigration removal centres. Questions regarding pregnant people in prisons should be addressed to the Secretary of State for Justice.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants (12 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: The Government published an overarching Equality Impact Assessment on the Compliant Environment measures, of which the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) is part, earlier this year: Compliant environment: overarching equality impact assessment (accessible) - GOV.UK (

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (11 Jan 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: We have robust plans in place for future flights and have carried out discussions with a range of companies. These discussions are commercially sensitive and therefore we will not be providing a running commentary on them.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Military Bases (21 Dec 2023)

Michael Tomlinson: Home Office does not hold the information requested as the costs are held by the Ministry of Defence.

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