UK net migration rose sharply to record 504,000 in past year, ONS says – UK politics live


Number of long-term immigrants arriving in year period was 1.1 million

In the Commons Neil O’Brien, the Cabinet Office minister, is responding to an urgent question tabled by Labour about the procurement of PPE during the pandemic.

The question was tabled by Angela Rayner, the Labour deputy leader, tabled the question. It was inspired by the Guardian story saying documents indicate that the Conservative peer Michelle Mone and her children secretly received £29m originating from the profits of a PPE business that was awarded large government contracts after she recommended it to ministers.

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