Failed Immigration Enforcement Operation Statistics

John Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Home Office.

Dear Home Office,

Following report under https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018... and under http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

Can you share the following information:

1. How many immigration enforcement visits have been done each month for a 7 month period from October 2017 to April 2018? Please include a breakdown with England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

1a. How many of these visits were started before 6:00am or after 7:00pm?

1b. How many of these visits were done at a residential address, commercial address or any other address? Please include a breakdown with England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

2. How many of these visits (October 2017 to April 2018) subsequently discovered that there was no breach of the immigration rules? Please include a breakdown with England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

3. What is the average estimated cost of each such visit?

4. Is there any code of practice that the immigration officers/enforcement team have to follow for each such operation? Do they check for medications, health and safety conditions before intimidating and pushing people?

5. Is there an administrative review done for each 'incorrect' immigration enforcement operation? If yes, can you share the details of the review done following the 'incorrect' visit as referenced in media reports linked earlier.

6. Share the memo/ email / policy / regulation / law / directive / order that authorised this immigration enforcement action against LEGAL residents at around 5.30am on 1 May, as reported under the Guardian report (linked above).

7. Share the memo/ email / other communication that resulted from this 'incorrect' visit to ensure that LEGAL residents of the UK are not disturbed in the manner as was done for the incident as reported under the Guardian report (linked above).

Yours faithfully,

John Williams

FOI Requests, Home Office

Mr. Williams,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 48815). We will aim to send you a full response by 26/06/2018 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Your ref: 48815

Dear FOI Requests,

Can you please respond to the Freedom of Information under the above mentioned case reference.

As there has been no reply for this period, there is expectation that a full and thorough response will be provided. It should be noted that:
- Public understands that FOI requests should be responded to "promptly" and no later than 20 working days. This does not mean that you have to respond on the 20th working day only.
- During all this time, you have not informed if you require more time to process this request
- During all this time, you have not informed if this is something you are not unable to respond within the framework of Freedom of Information Act 2000
- As there is a reference number to this request, Home Office cannot claim that they did not receive the request.

If no response is received, then this FOI request will be sent for internal review at end of day Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018.

Yours sincerely,

John Williams

Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ, Home Office

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Dear Mr Williams

 

Please see attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards

 

Immigration Enforcement Secretariat

 

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Dear Home Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Failed Immigration Enforcement Operation Statistics'.

1. The response seems insincere with a possible explanation that the legal deadline to respond had lapsed.

2. The response provided by the Home Office did not require 20 working days and should have been done more promptly.

3. No response has been provided to Q4, Q5, Q6, and Q7. No reason has been provided as to why Home Office has declined to provide the response after waiting for such a long time.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

John Williams

FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear Mr. Williams,

 

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request for an internal
review.

 

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 48815). We will aim to
send you a full response by 25/07/2018 which is twenty working days from
the date we received your request.

 

Please accept my apologies if you have been in receipt of an incorrect
acknowledgement email.

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Thank you,

 

N McKenzie

FOI Requests

Home Office

 

 

 

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FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Mr Williams

 

Please find attached the Home Office response to your request for an
internal review of FOI case 48815

 

Yours Sincerely

 

M Riddle

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Performance, Assurance and Governance Directorate

Lower Ground Floor Seacole

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DF

T: +44 (0)20 7035 4848

 

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