Statement on Windrush: 23 April 2018

23 April 2018

On 23 April, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, made a statement in the House of Commons on Windrush.

The Home Secretary told the House that she had "set out urgent measures to help the Windrush generation document their rights, how this Government intend to offer them greater rights than they currently enjoy, how we will compensate people for the hardship they have endured and the steps I will take to ensure this never happens again".

Responding on behalf of the Opposition, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said that the Windrush generation "is a generation with unparalleled commitment to this country, unparalleled pride in being British and unparalleled commitment to hard work and to contributing to society, and it is shameful that this Government have treated that generation in this way".

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