Home Office written question – answered on 9th May 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former Afghan (a) interpreters, (b) military personnel and (c) locally-employed MOD staff and contractors entered the UK under the ex-gratia scheme from 2013 to November 2022.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many former (a) Afghan interpreters, (b) military personnel and (c) locally-employed Ministry of Defence staff and contractors accessed support through the Intimidation policy in place between 2010 and 2013.
We owe a debt of gratitude to those Afghan citizens who risked their lives working for, or with, UK forces. Their safety and security, and that of their families, is a government priority. The Intimidation Policy and Ex-Gratia Scheme (EGS) was initially set up to recognise this.
The Ministry of Defence continues to receive an unprecedented number of applications to the ARAP scheme, many of which are speculative, or duplicates of applications already made.
There has been total of 21,365 individuals arrive in the UK under the ARAP and Pathway 1of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme. 7,619 people who were brought to safety in the UK during and after the evacuation eligible for the ACRS have been resettled under Pathway 1.
Whilst a precise breakdown of the all the data requested is not available, work continues to assure information relating to all the people resettled and relocated to the UK. The next quarterly publication of statistics is due on 25 May 2023.
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