31 Oct 2022

UK immigration centre overcrowding: Home Secretary asked to act

Political Editor

Suella Braverman has spent the day under attack on two fronts.

She came to the Commons to answer allegations that she had told officials not to spend money on hotel rooms for migrants leading directly to the overcrowding crisis in the Manston migration centre.

The home secretary insisted she had never blocked the use of hotels.

She also had to issue a detailed explanation of her use of a private email for government business – a breach of the ministerial code for which she was sacked by Liz Truss.

Labour said she was failing on all counts.