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Members: Correspondence

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 58728, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she plans to reply to the urgent correspondence from the hon. Member for Harrow West of 3 September 2021, case reference GT48616, on behalf of the British children of a constituent, stuck in Afghanistan; and she will make a statement.

Answered on

27 October 2021

A response to the Honourable Member's correspondence was issued on 27 September. The Government continues to do all it can to ensure safe passage for eligible individuals who wish to leave, and is committed to supporting the people of Afghanistan. We are in contact with British nationals and others who are eligible for resettlement in the UK, and are working urgently with neighbouring countries to ensure that at-risk Afghans have options for safe passage. We have evacuated around 8,000 British Nationals to date. We are continuing to work as hard as we can to get more people out.