Harry Davis, campaign manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance believes the cost to the taxpayer is extremely high.
"Taxpayers will be amazed that this figure is still so stubbornly high from a department that should be looking to cut out frivolous spending," said Harry Davis, campaign manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance.
Davis also believes that anyone who is not legally meant to be in the UK should be returned home but the cost of travel needs to be examined.
"All areas of public spending should be under scrutiny, so ministers need to make sure that they have the right protocols and best organizational standards in place so they can keep costs low as possible."
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