Dear Home Office,
In May 2016 the Home Office issued new guidance about powers available to issue administrative removals to EEA nationals. This gave enforcement agencies the right to serve administrative removals to any EEA national who is rough sleeping due to this now being seen as an abuse of rights.
1. Do you have a special team to find EEA nationals who are rough sleeping? If so how
many staff are employed on it?
2. Can I have a copy of any material given to enforcement officers about new
guidance on rough sleeping EEA nationals?
3. How many visits have been made in London specifically aimed at finding EEA
nationals who are rough sleeping?
For each of these visits in London could I please have:
a) the amount of people detained?
b) the nationalities of those detained?
c) the amount of people given notices?
d) the amount of people questioned?
e) the date of the visit?
f) the location of the visit?
If any of these questions, or parts of questions, will exceed the overall cost limit because they require manual searching of many records, please ignore that question or part of a question and still answer the rest of the request.
Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.
This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 42371). We will aim to send you a full response by 3/2/17 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.
Dear Mr Sheehan
Please see the attached in regard to your Freedom of Information request.
Freedom of Information & Parliamentary Questions Team
Dear Mr Sheehan,
Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.
We apologise for the delay.
Immigration Enforcement Secretariat