To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff have been processing applications to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme in each month from 1 April 2021 to 21 September 2021.
18 October 2021
The Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) was launched in April 2021 by a team of seven civil servants.
The original ARAP team has been augmented with significant additional civilian and military resource. As at 21 September, a total of 43 additional civilian staff and 103 military staff had been deployed for periods varying from a few weeks to six months to support the delivery of the ARAP programme.
Records have not been kept to show the monthly figure of staff working on the ARAP team. This would not be an accurate reflection of the number of staff who have supported the delivery of the scheme.