New Plan for Immigration

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:57 pm on 24th March 2021.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:57 pm, 24th March 2021

I will not take any lectures from hon. Gentleman about resettlement schemes, when this Government have successfully resettled 25,000 people through that resettlement scheme—[Interruption.] He shakes his head, but it is true. I have made it quite clear that we are in discussion with partner agencies already. That work is under way. He can shake his head and be as dismissive as he chooses to be, but if he bothered to read the new immigration plan, he would see the details of exactly how we will start to introduce new safe and legal routes through legislation.