Rishi Sunak faces PMQs after avoiding major defeat on Rwanda bill

The Prime Minister won a vote on his bill designed to revive his plans on sending migrants to the African republic.

Rishi Sunak is taking questions from MPs after avoiding a major defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday night.

The Prime Minister’s Rwanda bill was passed through with a majority of 313 to 269 – with around 29 Conservatives abstaining.

There was concern it could be voted down in its second reading after some on the right of the party said they would not back the plans.

The emergency legislation was brought forward to revive the UK Government’s proposals – which have already cost hundreds of millions of pounds – to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda.

The plans suffered a major setback last month when the Supreme Court ruled it was unlawful.

They have been strongly rejected by the SNP and Labour.

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