We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
This request concerns removals from the UK both voluntary and involuntary of Somali nationals from the U.K to Somalia. It concerns those removals whether direct or indirect but not removals under the Dublin Conventions on third country grounds.
With regard to any removals that were taking place in the last 36 months could you confirm what arrangements are in place between the U.K and the Somali authorities for the return of Somali nationals?
Can you confirm who those authorities are and whether payment was made to those authorities as part of the removal process?
Can you confirm by what means Somalis were returned to Somali territory.
Can you confirm whether the removals were direct from the U.K to Somalia or via third country and if so which third countries.
Could you confirm which airlines or other transport companies were used and what payments were made.
Could you confirm whether any removals are currently being enforced to Somalia?
If so, please confirm the destinations, the means of removal and the intensity of the receiving authority in Somalia, whether-any money will be paid to those receiving authorities for the returnees.