Mordaunt confirms Rwanda bill will face vote next week as committee stage date set

Penny Mordaunt has confirmed that MPs will vote on amendments to the Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Responding to the announcement, which did not come in the usual way at the business statement on Thursday, shadow leader of the House of Commons Lucy Powell said: “Isn’t this just another example of this government making it up as it goes along with no real plan, scrabbling around trying to make something of this failed, unworkable plan?

“We’ve had at least three business statements or questions since the bill first began being timetabled. Wouldn’t you expect, Mr. Speaker, such an announcement to be made in a business statement in the usual way?”. is the UK’s leading digital-only political website, providing comprehensive coverage of UK politics. Subscribe to our daily newsletter here.