Rishi Sunak faces PMQs ahead of final Illegal Migration Bill debate

The legislation has been criticised by a human rights watchdog for putting people at risk of serious harm.

Rishi Sunak is facing questions from MPs ahead of the final debate on his government’s Illegal Migration Bill.

The legislation will put a legal duty on home secretary Suella Braverman to detain and remove people deemed to have arrived in the UK illegally to what the UK Government describes as a “safe” third country such as Rwanda.

On Tuesday, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned the legislation could put people at risk of serious harm.

But the home secretary insists the bill is compassionate and will deter people from making dangerous English Channel crossings.

It’s also the first time PMQs will take place after Sunak’s deputy prime minister quit.

Dominic Raab stood down last week after a Whitehall report found him to be “intimidating” and “aggressive” to civil servants.

The senior Tory MP – who also left his post as justice secretary – criticised Adam Tolley KC’s probe for setting the bar for bullying “so low”.

The Prime Minister will also face questions on the UK Government’s efforts to evacuate British nationals from Sudan, following more than a week of violence between rival forces in the country.

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