Thousands of pounds spent on Domino’s pizzas for migrants arriving in UK

Figures provided by a disclosure log for Home Office procurement card transactions showed hundreds of pizzas were bought from a Domino’s Dover branch in July. The log showed orders worth more than £500 throughout the four week period.

There were five separate entries, all over £500, recorded in the disclosure log.

In total, the Government agency spent £6,757.52 in July on pizzas.

The takeaways were provided while migrants were at Tug Haven – a short-term holding facility in Dover where they are first taken from the beach or sea.

The most expensive entry was £1,824.

In the notes for the £1,824 order, the agency said: “This was an urgent need to feed a large number of migrants that had been on the Tug Haven compound in Dover for over 12 hours, and were likely to stay over 24 hours due to issues blocking their movement with resources and the Irc (immigration removal centre) estate.”

An entry for £1,789 said: “Purchased by Clandestine Operational Response Team (Cort) for use at Tug Haven where we have migrants arriving on small boats.

“Due to the high number of migrants arriving and the length of time they had not eaten, it was agreed to purchase 200 pizzas.”

Three other Domino’s pizza entries – for £1,274.25, £1,000 and £870.27 – were listed as “hot food for migrants who had to stay overnight at Tug Haven”.


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