Immigrants: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 21st December 2018.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people who report to immigration reporting centres receive financial support from the Home Office to do so.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Financial support to enable attendance at a reporting centre is determined on a case by case basis by the Home Office and is dependent on a number of factors including the current status of an individual’s case, proximity to an immigration reporting centre location and any exceptional circumstances.

An individual who is required to report is able to apply for support and on approval will receive a ticket for their homeward journey and next reporting event.

This system will be replaced nationally by a pre-loaded debit card system which is part of the ongoing transformation of our reporting centres and it is envisaged that all individuals requiring financial support to report will be provided the necessary funds via this system.

The exact proportion of the reporting population who receive such support is not available in an accessible format and could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.

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