Graham Evans – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Graham Evans on 2014-06-25.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 441W, on human trafficking: Albania, how much funding has been made available by (a) the Home Office and (b) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to establish the International Organisation Migration voluntary return package; and if she will make a statement.

Karen Bradley

In November 2013, the UK Government and the Albanian Government, working with
the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), established a voluntary
return package for female victims of trafficking who wished to return to
Albania. This package includes the provision of secure accommodation in Albania
(with guards and social services on site), child care assistance where
required, and training or support to establish a business or enter the labour
market. This provides the support and assistance required for victims who wish
to return to Albania to rebuild their lives.

The IOM package is funded by the Returns and Reintegration Fund. This is a
cross-governmental programme, to which the Foreign & Commonwealth Office,
Department for International Development, the Home Office and the Ministry of
Justice contribute resources.

The IOM package is funded to the value of £138,000 over an 18 month period,
commencing in November 2013.