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Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Afghan operational data is released quarterly with the next release due for publication in November 2023. This will include data on the number of people resettled under Pathway 2 and Pathway 3 of Afghan Citizen Resettlement Scheme. Official statistics published by the Home Office are kept under review in line with the code of practice for statistics, taking into account a number of factors...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Ascension Island (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Home Office does not comment on staffing levels for operational security.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Catterick Garrison (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Home Office is considering a range of options to deliver accommodation requirements as part of the implementation of the Illegal Migration Act. Work is ongoing to bring forward accommodation at Catterick garrison as part of wider efforts to relieve pressure on the asylum system.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: If a British citizen mistakenly applies to the EU Settlement Scheme, the Home Office will void their application as they have a right of abode in the UK. Status under the scheme would only be granted in circumstances where, based on the information and evidence submitted in the application, it was not clear that the applicant was a British citizen. The requested data on the number of British...

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: We are aware that the Scottish Government have made changes to the benefits system in Scotland and certain benefits previously paid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been amended and are now paid by Social Security Scotland, including Adult Disability payments. We keep the Immigration Rules under constant review and these changes will form part of that ongoing review process.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Detainees (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: There are six recommendations for the Home Office in this evaluation report, which we have accepted either in full or partially as set out in the Home Office management response.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Biometrics (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Home Office published updated Family Reunion Casework Guidance in July 2023. This is viewable at Family reunion: caseworker guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and covers guidance on prioritisation for particularly vulnerable applicants.

Written Answers — Home Office: Kent Intake Unit: Paintings (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Existing contractors based onsite carried out the work, using materials left over from the building’s construction in 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Short-term Holding Facilities: Children (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Under contractual arrangements Home Office has Mitie Care & Custod provides, toys and games are for children in Short-Term Holding Facilities (STHF). All local authorities are under a mandatory duty to comply with the National Transfer Scheme, ensuring all local authorities play a part in caring for unaccompanied children and that responsibility is fairly distributed across the UK. Local...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Detainees (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: There are six recommendations for the Home Office in the second pilot’s evaluation report, which have either been accepted in full or partially. Learning and insights from the pilot are set out in the published Home Office response which is included within the evaluation report.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: Deportation (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Illegal Migration Act received Royal Assent on 20 July 2023. As is standard practice for any legislation, commencement of wider measures in the Act will take place over the coming months. We have to take away the incentive for people to jump the queue by coming here illegally – and that is what we are focused on delivering through the Illegal Migration Act to break the cycle and stop...

Written Answers — Home Office: Windrush Compensation Scheme: Veterans (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Windrush Compensation Scheme is designed to compensate members of the Windrush generation and their families for the losses and impacts they have suffered because they were unable to demonstrate their lawful immigration status. The scheme acts as a single gateway for compensation in fourteen categories covering a broad range of impacts, including denial of access to services and a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Applications (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Reducing the backlog in asylum cases and establishing a more efficient and robust decision-making system is not in and of itself a strategy to stop illegal migration, but it is important for taxpayer value and we have prioritised it. We have transformed the productivity of asylum decision making by streamlining processes, creating focused interviews and instilling true accountability for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Home Office officials regularly meet with French counterparts to exchange information so that operational activity against these dangerous, illegal and unnecessary crossings is optimised. As a result of those joint efforts nearly 33,000 crossing attempts were prevented in 2022, an increase of over 40% on 2021 and over 16,000 more have been prevented so far this year. Measures introduced to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Home Office and the Department for Education are working closely with HMT to resolve funding arrangements as soon as possible. This is subject to litigation so I am afraid I cannot say much more at this stage.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Applications (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: We have transformed the productivity of asylum decision making by streamlining processes, creating focused interviews and instilling accountability for performance. And as of 1 September, we have met our commitment to have 2,500 decision makers, an increase of 174% from the same point last year. As a result, I am pleased to report to the House that we are on track to clear the legacy backlog...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Deportation (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Work is underway to bring the provisions in the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 relating to priority removal notices and expedited appeals into force as soon as possible. The aim of these measures is to reduce the volume of further claims or repeat claims from those liable to deportation or removal from the UK.

Written Answers — Home Office: Bibby Stockholm: Fire Extinguishers (18 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, the Home Office has a legal obligation to support asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute. In the Netherlands and Belgium, the authorities have delivered accommodation for asylum seekers on vessels in a safe and secure manner. The Bibby Stockholm vessel has been used for decades to provide safe and decent accommodation to oil rig...

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Postal Services (15 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The contract for the secure delivery of passports and other mail services on behalf of the Home Office was awarded in October 2022, prior to the Ofcom investigation. The contract was awarded following a fair and open competition and extensive due diligence, with Royal Mail best demonstrating that they could meet the requirements of the Home Office and its customers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Hotels (15 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Details of the hotel chains contracted for asylum accommodation are considered commercially confidential and we do not routinely publish these details. Published statistics of where asylum seekers are accommodated can be viewed under the Local Authority Dataset Asy-D11 at: Asylum and resettlement datasets - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


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