Windrush

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:46 pm on 2nd May 2018.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 2:46 pm, 2nd May 2018

I was just coming on to the greater transparency measures that I want to put in place. First, I will be writing each month to Yvette Cooper to give her and the House a report on progress. Secondly, I will also be writing to her each month on the latest position on detentions, removals and deportations. Thirdly, I will bring independent oversight and challenge to a lessons-learned review already under way in my Department. That review will seek to draw out how members of the Windrush generation came to be entangled in measures designed for illegal immigrants, why that was not spotted sooner and whether the right corrective measures are now in place. I have asked my permanent secretary to give the review the resources it needs and to aim to complete its work before the summer recess.