NRM outcomes after detention (2017-2018)

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Dear Home Office,

Please outline the number of potential/confirmed human trafficking and modern slavery victims held in detention whose last NRM outcome was:

- Withdrawal, positive decision or negative decision at Reasonable Grounds stage
- Withdrawal, positive decision or negative decision at Conclusive Grounds stage.

Please present these figures separately, according to the NRM 'stage' (e.g. Referral, Reasonable Grounds stage an Conclusive Grounds stage) in 2017 and 2018.

The time period for this data should be 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017, and 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018.

Yours faithfully,
M Esslemont

FOI Requests, Home Office

M Esslemont,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 55811). We will aim to send you a full response by 05/11/2019 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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SOC Group Correspondence, Home Office

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Dear SOC Group Correspondence,

In response to your request for clarification over FOI 55811, I would like to clarify that 'detention' refers to those held under Immigration Powers.

Yours sincerely,

M Esslemont

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Dear Home Office,

In response to your request for clarification over FOI 55811, I would like to clarify that 'detention' refers to those held under Immigration Powers.

Yours sincerely,

M Esslemont

FOI Requests, Home Office

M Esslemont,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 56357). We will aim to send you a full response by 09/12/2019 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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IE PQs, FOIs and Correspondence, Home Office

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Ms Esslemont,

 

Please see the attached response to your FOI request.

 

Regards

 

Immigration Enforcement Secretariat

 

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Dear IE PQs, FOIs and Correspondence,

Please copy in the team dealing with internal reviews, as this email pertains to both satisfying my original request and the initiation of an internal review of your handling of clarifications in case ref case ref 56357.

I am unsure of the source of your confusion regarding case ref 56357, which seems to have changed in nature over the one month period it has taken for you to make contact with me.

Initially, you asked for the nature of the powers under which detainees must be held in order to meet the criteria of my original request (18th October 2019). This was a simple question, and I confirmed that my request was in reference to detainees held under Immigration Powers. I received an email acknowledgement, and no indication that further clarification was required.

A month later, I was asked to provide an entirely different clarification as to the nature of the data requested (15th November 2019). Your second email outlines that my clarification "still" doesn't provide enough information about the formatting of requested data, despite the fact that I had never been given an opportunity to address this concern when contact was first made.

Firstly, please forward this email on to the third party responsible for internal reviews, as I would like to ask for a review into the failure to include clarifications in the first instance, which has led to a significantly delayed response to my FOI.

Secondly, please take my below copy as a confirmation of the exact nature of data requested. I see that you have outlined four possible questions, which do not align with what I have asked, so I will outline the data specifications to the best of my ability. If there is any further need for clarification, do contact me in the first instance.

My original email reads:

"Please outline the number of potential/confirmed human trafficking and modern slavery
victims held in detention whose last NRM outcome was

• Withdrawal, positive decision or negative decision at Reasonable Grounds stage
• Withdrawal, positive decision or negative decision at Conclusive Grounds stage

Please present these figures separately, according to the NRM ‘stage’ (e.g. Referral.
Reasonable Grounds stage and Conclusive Grounds stage) in 2017 and 2018. The time
period for this data should be 1 January 2017- 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018- 31
December 2018"

To clarify, I am asking for the number of people held in detention, under Immigration Powers, in 2017 and 2018, who have - during any time period - interacted with the National Referral Mechanism and received a 'latest decision' through this mechanism at either the Reasonable Grounds (RG) or Conclusive Grounds (CG). As per the original email, I require withdrawals as an outcome also (in addition to positive and negative decisions).
Please note that whilst the time criteria for the detention period is 2017-2018, the data requested on the latest NRM outcome should apply to any period.

This data should be disaggregated by:
- Year of detention
- NRM most recent decision stage and outcome

If there are any issues, do not hesitate to clarify in a more timely manner.

Yours sincerely,
M Esslemont

FOI Requests, Home Office

M Esslemont,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 56588). We will aim to send you a full response by 19/12/2019 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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FOI Requests, Home Office

M Esslemont,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This Internal Review has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 56357). We will aim to send you a full response by 19/12/2019 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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FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Ms Esslemont,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for an internal review
ref: 56357.

 

Kind regards

Information Rights Team

Home Office

2 Marsham Street

London SW1P 4DF

 

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Dear Home Office,

Thank you for clarifying that this request for further disaggregation (case ref 55811) will now be dealt with as a separate request (case ref 56588). I now wish to expand my second request, to be considered in the same way including the dissagregation condition, also including 2019.

For this reason, please consider this as confirmation that I am happy to wait for the statutory working days from today (16/01/2020) and will not follow-up with case ref 56588 on the basis that a new request incorporating 2019 data will be initiated from today's date.

Yours faithfully,
M Esslemont

FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear M Esslemont,

 

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

 

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 57310). We will aim to
send you a full response by 13/02/2020 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,

 

N McKenzie

Home Office

 

 

 

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IE PQs, FOIs and Correspondence, Home Office

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Dear Ms Esslemont,

Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information Act
enquiry.

 

Kind regards

 

Home Office

Immigration Enforcement Secretariat.

Freedom of Information & Parliamentary Questions Team

Sandford House

West Midlands

 

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