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Afzal Khan is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Afzal Khan sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that people who arrived in the UK under the Afghan (a) Relocation and Assistance Policy and (b) Citizens Resettlement Scheme are not required to meet the habitual residence test.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people evacuated from Afghanistan as part of Operation Pitting were (a) British nationals, (b) Afghan nationals evacuated as part of the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy and (c) Afghan nationals now subject to the Afghan citizens' resettlement scheme.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Afghan nationals and their family members who arrived in the UK as part of Operation Pitting will receive notification of their indefinite leave to remain.
Labour MP for Manchester, Gorton
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.