Urgent Question on removal targets in the Home Office

26 April 2018

Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on removal targets in the Home Office on Thursday 26 April 2018.

In response, Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the House that removal targets were "not published targets against which performance was assessed, but if they were used inappropriately, then I am clear that this will have to change".

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