Support for People Fleeing War in Ukraine

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 20th June 2022.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department

In response to the hon. Gentleman’s latter point, the policy is being worked on urgently and it is across Departments right now, which is why it is taking some time to come together, but we will report back on that. On the issue of travelling from Ireland, as we have debated in this House many times, it is right that we hold up the integrity of the checks in our systems, and this Government have done that consistently for all overseas nationals coming to the United Kingdom. That has been applied consistently, even during the Afghanistan crisis, and that is this Government’s policy.