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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (20 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: Based on current planning, we anticipate that over 1,000 ARAP eligible Afghans who have arrived in the UK since the resumption of flow in October 2023 will be housed in settled Service Family Accommodation properties by the end of February 2024.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Community Relations (20 Dec 2023)

Tom Pursglove: ...with a core tariff of £20,520 per person to cover resettlement and integration costs for those who arrive via refugee resettlement schemes, including the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) and the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS). This tariff can be used flexibly by the local authorities to meet the integration needs of the refugees they are supporting.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (19 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: As of 12 December 2023, around 2,000 Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) principal applicants are awaiting an eligibility decision, of which many are new applications to the scheme. Of these: 684 principals have been awaiting an eligibility decision for more than six months; of which 579 principals have been waiting more than 12 months; of which 500 principals have been waiting...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (19 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: As of 12 December 2023, around 2,000 Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) principal applicants are awaiting an eligibility decision, of which many are new applications to the scheme. I made a commitment to clear the backlog of applications by August 2023. This drove improvement in casework systems and processes and the bringing in of extra resource. The result was that between...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (19 Dec 2023)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) RAF and (b) UK Government funded commercial flights have taken off from Pakistan each month carrying eligible Afghan nationals under the (i) ARAP and (ii) ACRS schemes since the end of Operation PITTING in August 2021.

Pakistan: Afghans Eligible for Resettlement in UK - Question (18 Dec 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: : The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs in the other place committed to bringing back 2,800 ARAP-eligible people by the end of this year, and we are well on track to achieve that. The Secretary of State for Defence also wrote a letter recently, which has been published, in which he talks about reviewing and improving casework processes and bringing in extra resources. Between January and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (18 Dec 2023)

John Healey: ...of 5 December 2023 to Question 4616 on Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations, what steps his Department is taking to verify whether Afghan applicants to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) served in (a) Commando Force 333 and (b) Afghanistan Territorial Force 444; and whether ARAP caseworkers have the required security clearance to conduct such checks.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (15 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: Since September 2021, 38 Government-funded flights have been organised by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to relocate Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) eligible individuals to the UK. This figure includes both MOD Voyager flights and civilian charter flights. For the separate Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS), flights and travel assistance are arranged by the Home...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (14 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: ...the eligibility decision was not made in accordance with published policy, or they can supply new evidence that was not available when the original decision was made This provision is open to all ARAP applicants, including former members of the Afghan Territorial Force 444 and Commando Force 333.

Afghan Resettlement Update (13 Dec 2023)

Steve McCabe: ...Minister for, as he acknowledged, his first oral update on Afghan resettlement since September. Since then it has been confirmed that, unfortunately, Ministers have missed their target to clear the ARAP backlog. Thousands are still waiting in Pakistan. There is real concern that ARAP and ACRS applicants could be sent back to Afghanistan. Families are still awaiting permanent accommodation...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (13 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: It is not possible to confirm the longest outstanding Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) application that is likely to be eligible, before conducting all necessary checks to confirm the applicant's eligibility. The longest outstanding ARAP applications are all complex cases. The Ministry of Defence are working at pace to resolve these cases, often alongside colleagues across...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (13 Dec 2023)

the Earl of Minto: As of 30 November 2023, there are around 2,991 confirmed ARAP Eligible Principals (EPs) and their family members in Afghanistan, and 2,047 in Pakistan. These figures fluctuate as we continue to identify eligible individuals. We are committed to support the relocation of eligible Afghans and their families out of Afghanistan and Pakistan as quickly as possible. To date we have brought...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (13 Dec 2023)

the Earl of Minto: Over 1,500 ARAP Eligible Principals (EPs) and their family members have been relocated in the past two months. Many factors govern the flow of relocation, but we are endeavouring to bring as many eligible Afghans as possible to the UK, as quickly as possible.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: ICO Investigation Update (13 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: ...information security and data protection and a significant programme of work is being delivered to safeguard best practice in these areas. Despite this setback, we have continued to deliver the ARAP Programme and make good on the commitments we made to those brave Afghans that served alongside us in support of the UK mission in Afghanistan. At the time of writing, my Department has...

Former Afghan Special Forces: Deportation - Commons Urgent Question (12 Dec 2023)

the Earl of Minto: His Majesty’s Government are fully aware of their responsibilities under both the ARAP and the ACRS. They are implementing both schemes to the agreed guidelines at pace, in Afghanistan, Pakistan and here in the UK.

Former Afghan Special Forces: Deportation (11 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: ...shadow Minister for asking this urgent question. The Afghan relocations and assistance policy is far more generous in design than predecessor schemes such as the ex-gratia scheme. None the less, ARAP is a specific scheme intended to support those who worked for, with or alongside the UK armed forces in support of the UK mission or national security objectives in Afghanistan. While we are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (11 Dec 2023)

James Heappey: Three military bases at MOD Garats Hay, MOD Synnerton, and MOD Nesscliffe are being used as transitional accommodation for ARAP-eligible Afghans before they move into settled accommodation. At the time of writing, there are 190 Afghans in Garats Hay, 100 in Swynnerton, and 216 in Nesscliffe. As these sites are used as transitional accommodation, these numbers will fluctuate and there will not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (11 Dec 2023)

the Earl of Minto: All unsuccessful ARAP applicants, including those made by former members of the Afghan Armed Forces such as Afghan Territorial Force 444 and Commando Force 333, have the right to request a review within 90 days of receipt of their outcome letter. We continue to prioritise finding remaining eligible applicants and relocating them as quickly as we can. As of 28 November 2023, we have relocated...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (11 Dec 2023)

the Earl of Minto: As of 28 November, we have relocated 13,300 ARAP Eligible Principals (EPs) and their family members to safety in the UK under the ARAP scheme and have approximately 6,000 eligible persons and family members remaining to relocate to the UK. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of these figures by job role or specific unit. Not all former members of the Afghan Armed Forces, including...


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