Last Tuesday Caroline Lucas asked a question regarding the care for people coming into the UK from Afghanistan and very sadly the answer from Victoria Atkins who at that time was the Minister in the Home Office who responded. Perhaps she could ask the same question this week and perhaps Rachel Maclean could have a better answer given that she is now the Minister responsible for Afghan issues?
So here is the question and answer from Caroline Lucas and Victoria Atkins
Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are processing (a) applications made under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) for resettlement support and (b) requests for support made by non-British nationals in Afghanistan who have been identified in a priority group for assistance outside of ARAP; what estimate she has made of the number of staff required to process the volume of applications on receipt and to achieve the fastest possible turnaround of cases; and if she will make a statement.
Victoria Atkins: Staff are being deployed flexibly to ensure sufficient capacity to respond to priorities and the department will ensure that enough resource is made available to process applications.
We can certainly ask for a better response next time this sort of question is raised