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Home Office minister ignores question whether government has airline for Rwanda scheme

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Home Office minister repeatedly ignores question on whether government has airline for Rwanda scheme

Watch as a Home Office minister repeatedly dodges questions on whether the government has an airline “ready” to take asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Laura Farris appeared on Sky News on Tuesday 16 April to discuss Rishi Sunak’s flagship deportation bill, which is currently bouncing between the House of Commons and the House of Lords in parliament.

The prime minister has repeatedly said flights to Kigali will take off by spring, but has refused to name a specific date.

Reports have also suggested that Rwanda’s state-owned airline turned down a government proposal to transport asylum seekers because it wanted to avoid being associated with the controversial scheme.

Ms Farris repeatedly sidestepped Kay Burley’s question about whether an airline has been secured as she spoke on Tuesday.

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