Border Force officials spend almost £39,000 in taxpayers’ cash on Domino’s pizza for migrants

BORDER Force officials spent £38,962 in taxpayers’ cash at a Domino’s branch to buy pizzas for little boat migrants, figures show.

Staff used government credit cards to pay for food for just five months last year.

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Boarder Force officials spent £38,962 in taxpayers’ cash at a Domino’s branch to buy pizzas for little boat migrants, figures showCredit: Gary Stone

They hid boxed pizzas in a van and took them to migrants – mostly young men – at the now closed Tug Haven detention center in Dover.

On one occasion last July, the Home Office’s Clandestine Operational Response Team purchased 200 at one go.

Fast food staff say they were “rushed” every time a wave of migrants arrived.

The total spent would buy 3,900 of the chain’s medium £9.99 pizzas, such as a Veggie Supreme or a Texas BBQ.

Orders came to a halt last December when a catering company took over.

Alp Mehmet, chairman of MigrationWatch UK, said: “The fact that the Border Force has to resort to fast food takeaways is symptomatic of the large number of arrivals.

“What this shows is the need to stem the flow of dinghy migrants.”

The Home Office said: ‘The asylum system is broken and costing taxpayers an exorbitant amount.

“Our new plan for immigration will solve this problem by breaking the business model of criminal gangs to prevent dangerous and unnecessary crossings.”

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Last year, 28,526 people crossed the English Channel in small boats.

More than 14,000 have made the trip so far this year