Refugees: Afghanistan

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13 September 2023.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan people who acted as interpreters for the British military remain in Afghanistan as of 6 September 2023.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

As of 6 September, there are 582 confirmed ARAP-eligible principal applicants in Afghanistan. This figure excludes family members.

It is not possible to provide a breakdown of this figure by job role, however, we know who worked for the UK armed forces and our partners across Government in Afghanistan, including those who acted as interpreters for the British military, and we continue to search for these within the wider list of applications as the priority.

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