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- May reverses government position on Windrush immigration meeting
- Immigration minister’s interviews on ‘Windrush generation’ – Summary
This is what Amber Rudd, the home secretary, said in response to Anna Soubry’s question about the “Windrush generation”. (See 3.04pm.)
I am very concerned about how the Windrush generation have been treated. I will be making some further statements about what we are going to do about it and [Soubry] is right to identify that they have the right to be there and I’m going to make sure that the Home Office deliver on that.
In Home Office questions Anna Soubry, the Conservative pro-European, has just asked Amber Rudd, the home secretary, how she could be sure that EU nationals who apply to stay in the UK after Brexit will be treated properly given the experience faced by the “Windrush generation”.
Rudd said she would be talking about this in more detail in her response to the UQ at 3.30pm, but she said that these people were entitled to stay in the UK and that she wanted to ensure this happened.