Watch: Peers debate Rwanda invoice forward of Commons vote on Sunak’s flagship coverage | EUROtoday

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Watch as Rishi Sunak’s controversial Rwanda invoice confronted a ultimate parliamentary showdown on Monday, 22 April.

The prime minister’s plan was lastly given the inexperienced mild within the night after the House of Lords gave up their battle with the House of Commons over amending the laws.

Mr Sunak’s invoice is aimed toward making the plan to ship asylum seekers on a one-way journey to Rwanda legally watertight.

The laws is meant to beat the objections of the Supreme Court by forcing judges to treat Rwanda as a protected nation for asylum seekers and permitting ministers to disregard emergency injunctions from the European Court of Human Rights.

However, it has been topic to intensive parliamentary back-and-forth, with friends repeatedly blocking the invoice with a collection of amendments.

Peers had been making an attempt to pressure the federal government to exempt Afghans who supported British troops abroad from being deported to Rwanda.

They had additionally pushed an modification that will have made certain the phrases of the UK’s treaty with Rwanda had been met and that it was assessed to be a protected nation earlier than flights took off.

However the federal government didn’t cave strain and didn’t embody the modifications to the invoice.

Mr Sunak had already paid £240m to Rwanda by the tip of 2023, and spending watchdog the National Audit Office says that the whole value of the plan will likely be at the least £370m over 5 years.

The vote got here after the prime minister blamed Labour opposition to the plan for the delay, though his personal authorities had not taken earlier alternatives to hurry the laws via parliament.