To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2022 to Question 21222 on Asylum: Electronic Tagging, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of the pilot programme establishing whether electronic monitoring is an effective way to improve and maintain regular contact management with asylum claimants who arrive in the UK in order to progress their immigration case.
29 June 2022
The estimated cost for the pilot is £5.942m. This is an allocated sum for the duration of the pilot and not an annual budget. It will be reviewed at the conclusion of the pilot.
Given the uncertainty on the exact number of individuals who will be suitable for tagging and the duration in which they will be subject to electronic monitoring, we are unable to provide a breakdown of costs at this time.