Watch MPs debate the petition in Westminster Hall At 4.30pm on Monday 30 April 2018 MPs debate amnesty for the Windrush generation after an e-petition gained over 177,000 signatures.
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the appointment of Sajid Javid as Home Secretary, said:
“The change in Home Secretary will mean nothing unless Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ policy is finally brought to an end.
“Sajid Javid’s first priority must be ending this ‘hostile environment’ policy. As the Windrush scandal has proven, and as some of us warned the Government four years ago, this policy has ripped lives apart, including the lives of British nationals and others who have the right to be here.
“The new Home Secretary cannot form another ‘human shield’ for Theresa May. The Prime Minister still has serious questions to answer about how this scandal was allowed to happen, and whether she knew Amber Rudd was misleading Parliament and the public last week. It’s time Theresa May finally takes responsibility for the crisis she created.”