To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Questions 137673 and 137674, (a) what steps her Department has taken to collate the total amount paid as reimbursement for lost documents annually and (b) which part of her Department’s budget is used for these reimbursements.
24 July 2020
For immigration applications, data on the number of times reimbursement of costs for lost documents have been paid, and the total amount paid, in the years requested, are not held centrally or published by the Home Office. We are working on the ways in which we may be able to publish this information in the future. The budget from which such payments are made is dependent on the business area liable for the loss of the document.