To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the average waiting time on the MP UK Visas and Immigration helpline.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
1 June 2022
We have seen a significant increase in call volumes to the MP enquiry line in recent weeks linked to the situation in Ukraine and passport applications.
We have increased staffing across the MP enquiry line, but more specifically on the HMPO and Ukraine options. We expect to have up to 25 dedicated HMPO and up to 20 dedicated Ukraine call handlers available to take urgent and compassionate case referrals in the next week.
MP’s also can contact the Home Office via the MP’s Urgent Enquiries inbox or in person at the Portcullis House walk-in hub.