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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Email

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 49163, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many applications have been submitted to the his Department's special cases email address since its launch in August 2021.

Answered on

22 September 2021

As of 8 September, the Special Cases mailbox had received over 15,000 emails. This is not the same as "cases", since by definition "special cases" are determined by exemption not by application. These emails are being assessed and categorised for action as part of the Government's overall processing of Afghan nationals' cases.