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Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (10 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We are proud to have provided homes for more than 4000 Afghan evacuees so far. We continue to encourage councils that have not yet made offers or those that can perhaps offer more places, to do so. Although we are working at considerable pace with Local Authorities to source appropriate accommodation for Afghan evacuees in bridging accommodation, the length of time that people spend in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (10 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: There are currently over 12,000 Afghan evacuees in bridging hotel accommodation at the present time. Our current estate includes approximately 84 hotels and over 12,000 individuals – some of whom are British Nationals and some of whom are Afghans who may be eligible for ARAP or the ACRS. The numbers in hotels is contingent on offers of support from local authorities, so we urge all...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (10 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: As set out to Parliament in an oral statement on 6 January, the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) is now open. You can find the statement here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/oral-statement-on-the -afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme A Dear Colleague letter was also sent to Honourable Members on 23 December.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (10 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Under Operation Warm Welcome, all those evacuated from Afghanistan to the UK have access to healthcare via the NHS, free of charge. To further support this cohort, the UK government announced £3 million of additional NHS funding to support them to access an initial healthcare assessment - including mental health support and assessment of any trauma and safeguarding concerns - whilst in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (10 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: C.15,000 people were evacuated from Afghanistan during Operation Pitting, with a further c.1,500 brought to the UK from neighbouring countries since then. We will not give a running commentary on statistics due to the continuing flow of people being welcomed. We will include this data within published resettlement statistics in 2022.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Custodial Treatment: Domestic Visits (10 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Deputy Prime Minister and I have been and are committed to visiting establishments across the youth estate in the coming months, subject to the “National Framework” which controls measures for preventing Covid transmission.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release (10 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: A prisoner is released in error if they are released earlier than their correct release date, they will be unlawfully at large until and unless they are subsequently released correctly or returned to custody. If the person so released is not aware of the error and makes no attempt to evade arrest, then they have committed no offence and, in that sense, they may not be at fault. Releases in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Electronic Tagging (10 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: In April 2020 we leased an additional 2,000 electronic monitoring tags to support our End of Custody Temporary Release scheme to limit the spread and impact of Covid-19 in prions. This was based on early estimates that up to 4,000 prisoners could be eligible. Early release on tag was one element of our approach. Other measures included reducing numbers on remand, creating extra cells, limited...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Drugs (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Figures showing the number of incidents where drugs were found in prisons by type of drug onwards are included in the following table from 2013-14 to 2020-21: Number of incidents where drugs(1),(2),(3) were found in prisons in England and Wales by drug type and class Number 12 months ending March 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The impact of prison officers self-isolating with Covid-19 across Merseyside and Lancashire alters daily. The numbers of staff in self-isolation are monitored at each prison and are reported to the Prison Group Director’s (PGD) Office daily, so if assistance is required it can be sought. There is a twice weekly Covid call with all prisons and their relevant PDG office to provide updates and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We recognise the importance of the Criminal Justice System serving all communities and individuals in England and Wales. For it to do this, we need to understand the diverse make up of those it is serving. The scorecard is a transformation in the way we will manage and improve future performance in the Criminal Justice System and, as our guiding principles, we are using the best data...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We are working across Government and with partners such as UNHCR to design the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS), amidst a complex and changing picture. We are committed to working in step with the international community to get this right, and we will set out more details soon. Eligible people will be prioritised and referred for resettlement to the UK as set out in the policy...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The majority of those who entered the UK during the evacuation phase were granted limited leave to enter with access to public funds and employment. This status is not a bar to them being permanently housed or to starting their life in the UK, including taking employment. The Home Office is supporting those currently in the UK with 6 months leave to apply for and be granted ILR. Our aim is to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Between 15 and 29 August, the Department evacuated over 15,000 people from Afghanistan and people continue to be evacuated from third countries. The Home Office is supporting those currently in the UK with 6 months leave to apply for and be granted ILR. Our aim is to conclude this process before individuals’ leave to remain expires. Communications have been issued advising individuals of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Following the policy statement, the Government published on 13 September, we will be working through the cases of those who have recently arrived from Afghanistan and are processing them in line with the published policy. The Home Office is contacting those here in the UK under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy and those moving onto the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme, in order...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) is separate from, and in addition to, the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), which offers any current or former locally employed staff assessed to be under serious threat to life priority relocation to the UK.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The clarifications to the eligibility criteria for Category 4 of the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) will not apply retrospectively to Afghans who have already been relocated in the UK under the ARAP scheme. They will apply to any ARAP eligibility decisions made on or after 1600 hours on 14 December 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Refugees: Afghanistan (5 Jan 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Councils who support people through the Afghanistan Citizens' Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) or Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme will receive £20,520 per person, over three years, for integration support provision and other local costs, in addition to £4,500 for education per child, £850 for English Language courses per adult, and £2,600 for health provision per person....

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (22 Dec 2021)

Victoria Atkins: The first to be resettled through the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) will be many of those who arrived in the UK under the evacuation programme, which included individuals who were considered to be at particular risk. Eligible evacuees already in the UK who currently hold Leave Outside the Rules can, if they wish, seek legal advice as part of the process. All those brought to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Alternatives to Prison: Females (21 Dec 2021)

Victoria Atkins: Sentencing is a matter for the judiciary in individual cases. In line with the Government’s Female Offender Strategy, we want fewer women serving short sentences and more managed effectively in the community successfully. Community sentences offer the opportunity to support women to address the underlying causes of offending behaviour, and to secure and maintain stable accommodation. In...


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