To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to correspondence sent to all hon. Members by his Department on 25 October 2021, how many civil servants will be (a) permanently and (b) temporarily assigned to the Joint Afghanistan Casework Unit.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
1 November 2021
The Government has created a new Joint Afghanistan Casework Unit (JACU), staffed by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Ministry of Defence and Home Office officials, which is taking forward the UK's commitment to resettle individuals and family members who are confirmed to be eligible. The Unit is still in the process of being set-up. We currently have approximately 40 staff and will move to approximately 80. The number will reflect requirements at the time.