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19 Oct 2018

Row over Windrush advisory panel as submissions deadline closes

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

The deadline for submissions to the Home Secretary’s review of the Windrush scandal closed today, amid a row over the make-up of the advisory panel. Support groups have questioned the appointment of a senior civil servant who oversaw huge cuts to legal aid and a former immigration judge linked to the anti-immigration campaign group Migration Watch. But now this programme has learnt a lawyer representing many Windrush victims has invited to join the “lessons learned” advisory panel.