Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:44 pm on 2nd May 2018.

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Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Transport) (Buses) 5:44 pm, 2nd May 2018

I wish to make some more progress given the pressure of time.

I urge the Government to commit to restoring the protections for Commonwealth citizens that existed prior to the Immigration Act 2014. I also urge the Government to confirm that those affected will be fully compensated for loss of income or benefits, legal fees, Home Office application fees, air fares, emotional distress, and any other costs that they may have incurred as a result of the mistaken hostile environment policy. The new Home Secretary has said that he does not like the word “hostile”. I think he will be judged on his deeds, not his words.