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Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 18 (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...the point that the noble Lord, Lord Browne, has made and I am grateful to the Minister for his patience. The individual cases that I have referred to the Minister have failed to qualify under the ARAP scheme, and yet he, through his own interventions and those of other Ministers, has been able to rectify those issues; there will doubtless be similar cases in the future as well. Should we...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 18 (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...the point that the noble Lord, Lord Browne, has made and I am grateful to the Minister for his patience. The individual cases that I have referred to the Minister have failed to qualify under the ARAP scheme, and yet he, through his own interventions and those of other Ministers, has been able to rectify those issues; there will doubtless be similar cases in the future as well. Should we...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (13 Feb 2024)

James Heappey: As of 6 February 2024, our records indicate that approximately 600 principal applicants deemed eligible for the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme (ARAP) are recorded as residing in Afghanistan. This figure does not include family members. These figures fluctuate as we continue to identify eligible individuals. In terms of applications pending, we do not confirm the location of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (12 Feb 2024)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ARAP applicants awaiting a decision are residing in UK hotels as of 30 January 2024.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (12 Feb 2024)

James Heappey: Between October 2021 and January 2022 three Pashto and Dari language specialists worked on the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme. Two have been working on the ARAP scheme since February 2022.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Refugees (12 Feb 2024)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The UK has two Afghan resettlement schemes. The Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) is for Afghan citizens who worked for or with the UK Government in Afghanistan in exposed or meaningful roles and is managed by the Ministry of Defence. The Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) prioritises those who assisted the UK efforts in Afghanistan and stood up for values, such as the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 7 Feb 2024)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of ARAP applications that have been pending a decision for more than (a) three, (b) six, (c), 12, (d) 18 and (e) 24 months.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 7 Feb 2024)

James Heappey: As of 30 January 2024, the longest outstanding ARAP application awaiting an eligibility decision was submitted on 7 May 2021. This is an unusual case concerning a deceased applicant. This individual did not perform a role that would ordinarily be granted ARAP eligibility nor did the individual die in the course of their duties. The application is being taken forward by their son.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Refugees: Afghanistan ( 7 Feb 2024)

James Heappey: As of 2 February 2024, our records show 1,843 Afghans (principal applicants and family members) eligible for the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme (ARAP) are currently in settled Service Family Accommodation (SFA) across the United Kingdom. SFA properties are also used to provide short-term, transitional accommodation for some ARAP-eligible families on arrival to the United...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 7 Feb 2024)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of ARAP (a) pending, (b) rejected and (c) approved applicants identified as having served in a triples unit are residing in the UK.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 7 Feb 2024)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of ARAP cases are pending a decision.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Afghanistan ( 7 Feb 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...(month ending September 2023, published 23 November 2023) provides a breakdown of arrivals by quarter. The number of individuals resettled under the schemes is as follows: 11,684 individuals under ARAP, 9,699 individuals under ACRS Pathway 1, 70 individuals under ACRS Pathway 2 and 70 individuals under ACRS Pathway 3. Afghan operational data is viewable on Gov.UK. Afghan operational data...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 7 Feb 2024)

the Earl of Minto: ...administered by the Ministry of Defence to the UK. Since July 2022, around 5,300 were relocated. Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of individuals relocated to the UK under ARAP by job role. Figures covering Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) applicants will need to be provided by the Home Office.

Afghan Relocations: Special Forces - Commons Urgent Question ( 5 Feb 2024)

Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent: My Lords, while we welcome the Government’s eventual acknowledgement of the failure of the ARAP scheme to appropriately protect the Triples, I am appalled at how long it has taken to get to this point. The Government have launched a review. They are now promising an independent reassessment process that will be followed by a reconsideration of individual decisions which are not considered...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan ( 2 Feb 2024)

Tom Pursglove: ...also show that:we have resettled 9,839 people under all three of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement scheme (ACRS) pathways;we have relocated 11,684 under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP); and1,674 people were living in interim accommodation (i.e. hotels/serviced accommodation) during this period (though this number changes frequently, and most of those within interim have...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 2 Feb 2024)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of ARAP (a) pending, (b) rejected and (c) approved applicants identified as having served in a triples unit are residing in a third country.

Afghan Relocations: Special Forces ( 1 Feb 2024)

James Heappey: ...raised by the hon. Gentleman in relation to former members of commando force 333 and Afghan territorial force 444. Many colleagues across the House are passionate advocates for applicants to the ARAP scheme—whether they served shoulder to shoulder with them in Afghanistan, or represent applicants and their family members who are residents in their constituencies. We owe a debt of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Pakistan: Refugees ( 1 Feb 2024)

James Heappey: As of 30 January 2024, there are approximately 1,100 Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) Eligible Principals and their family members awaiting relocation from Pakistan. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) are committed to support the continued relocation of eligible Afghans and their families out of Pakistan, and into the UK, as quickly as possible. To date, we have brought...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 1 Feb 2024)

James Heappey: Wives and children under 18 of a deceased ARAP-eligible principal applicant are themselves eligible to relocate to the UK under ARAP, provided they can demonstrate that the death of the principal has had a direct impact upon the level of risk they face or their level of vulnerability. This policy is published online and is available on the Gov.uk website at the below link on page 14: ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 1 Feb 2024)

James Heappey: As of 30 January 2024, 1,273 Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) Eligible Principals and their family members have been relocated to the UK from Pakistan since December 2023. 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.


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