Robert Jenrick: The Home Office are unable to provide this information due to security reasons. The way data is captured does not differentiate between bookings and interviews.
Robert Jenrick: We apologise for error in UIN 202950. The link to the HO Annual report is : Home Office annual report and accounts: 2022 to 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Robert Jenrick: Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Africa are operated by the commercial partner, TLS Contact, on behalf of UK Visas and Immigration. TLS Contact do not send physical passports or documents from these locations to the UK. Passports are stored either at the VAC or, for some locations, at a remote print location. A Keep My Passport service is available for purchase at the majority of the VACs...
Robert Jenrick: The UK has a proud history of supporting refugees. Since 2015, we have offered a safe and legal route to over half a million people seeking safety in the UK. The UK continues to welcome refugees through our existing resettlement schemes which include the global UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS), Community Sponsorship and the Mandate Resettlement Scheme. The UK is proud to have welcomed Sudanese...
Robert Jenrick: Where there is substantive and reliable evidence that procurement would not be suitable, then it will not proceed. The Home Office is making every effort to reduce our reliance on hotels through alternative forms of accommodation to limit the burden on the taxpayer.
Robert Jenrick: Work is ongoing to bring forward accommodation at Catterick Garrison as part of wider efforts to relieve pressure on the asylum system. The use of hotels is inappropriate for the accommodation of asylum seekers. That’s why the Government is standing up large scale sites to bring alive more suitable forms of accommodation and relieve the cost pressures to the taxpayer of using hotels.
Robert Jenrick: We have agreed daily capacity limits that are sufficient to meet our demands for BRPs and have allowed for additional capacity to meet any surges in demand. Our service level agreement is to produce 100% of all BRPs within 48 hours of a request being received. Currently 100% of BRPs are produced within 48 hours and 99.7% within 24 hours.
Robert Jenrick: All BRPs are produced within 48 hours and 99.1% of all BRPs are delivered within 48 hours of collection.
Robert Jenrick: In most cases, a person with a pending asylum claim can make an application to the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) route. However, all applications need to meet the relevant requirements to be granted, including the suitability requirements.
Robert Jenrick: Home Office staff are given all the necessary training to ensure that they are fully equipped to carry out their role. HM Passport Office staff who have assisted in the processing of asylum applications, were given the standard training time, with further supplementary training provided as necessary.
Robert Jenrick: All recommendations are complete. Following the Inspection by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders, the Home Office signalled our intention to complete a review of the seasonal worker route. The Government will publish information pertaining to the operation of the Seasonal Worker route in due course.
Robert Jenrick: The Home Office does not publish data that would cover this request.
Robert Jenrick: We do not publish this data.
Robert Jenrick: The Home Office publishes data on asylum seekers in receipt of support in the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’. Data on asylum seekers in receipt of support by accommodation type including hotels and other accommodation can be found in table Asy_D09 of the ‘asylum and resettlement detailed datasets’. The next data release is due 23 November 2023.
Robert Jenrick: Staff resources are regularly redeployed across the Home Office to meet business demands and priorities. HM Passport Office take a flexible approach in supporting these priorities and demands when necessary.
Robert Jenrick: Below is the average pay across the Home Office, which includes HMPO and UKVI, for AO/PO3 grades:National: £24,800London: £28,800 Below is the average pay across the Home Office for Executive Officer grades:UKVI EO London: £32,359UKVI EO National: £28,272HMPO EO London: £32,437HMPO EO National: £28,335 * AO/PO3 are paid the above average salary regardless of length of service.
Robert Jenrick: The Home Office regularly engages with a range of stakeholders when developing policy. We keep all our immigration policies under constant review to ensure they best serve the UK and reflect the public’s priorities.
Robert Jenrick: Border Force will continue to adjust their workforce according to demand. Border Force keeps its resourcing and staffing numbers under constant review in light of passenger arrival data provided by carriers and port operators. Resource and staffing requirements at every port are continually reviewed by Border Force and resources are deployed flexibly as and when they are required. The Home...
Robert Jenrick: Staffing and financial figures for Border Force from 2018 to 2022 can be found at Home Office annual report and accounts. Home Office annual report and accounts: 2018 to 2019 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Home Office annual report and accounts: 2019 to 2020 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Home Office annual report and accounts: 2020 to 2021 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Home Office annual report and accounts: 2021 to...
Robert Jenrick: For courses starting from 1 January 2024, students will only be able to bring dependants if they are on a PhD, other doctoral qualification, or a research-based higher degree, or in receipt of a full government scholarship. If a student is unsure of what level their course is, they should check with their sponsor or the course details on their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). Our...