Asylum: Republic of Ireland

Home Office written question – answered at on 20 May 2024.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been sent by the authorities in the Republic of Ireland to the UK in the last 12 months.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

In 2020, we agreed operational arrangements which allow for the return and readmission of asylum seekers where this is agreed by both participants. Ireland has not returned anyone to the UK under these arrangements, including in the last 12 months.

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