Patel says MPs are united of their horror at what is occurring in Ukraine. She says Vladimir Putin should fail.
The UK is “standing shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine”, she says.
She summarises among the sanction measures being taken in opposition to Russia.
She says yesterday she introduced the primary part of a bespoke humanitarian help bundle for Ukrainians fleeing their nation.
She refers to a case raised by Yvette Cooper yesterday, and she or he says that particular person has now been capable of come to the UK.
She says the federal government has created extra capability for coping with visa functions.
She says the same old language requirement and wage threshold have been eliminated for Ukrainians coming to the UK to hitch relations. And the same old 12-month time restrict shall be waived, she says.
She says a further 100,000 Ukrainians will be capable to come to the UK on account of these modifications.
Visas for Ukrainians already within the UK are being prolonged, she says.
She says some opposition MPs need visa guidelines to be waived. However there are safety considerations about this, she says. Extremists are on the bottom, she says.
She affords to offer the opposition a safety briefing, however she says she is “sceptical” about how they deal with safety recommendation.
Biometric visa necessities shouldn’t be suspended, she says.
She says, as outlined by the PM earlier in the present day, part two of the help bundle could be introduced. She says the definition of shut member of the family is being prolonged.
And he or she says a route is being opened up for Ukrainians who wouldn’t have shut relations within the UK, however who can get sponsorship from a agency or particular person.
Folks will be capable to volunteer to sponsor a Ukrainian. They are going to be matched by folks in want.
She says there shall be no restrict on the numbers who can apply by means of this scheme.
It is a “very beneficiant” and unprecedented supply, she says.
She says it means the British public will be capable to help displaced Ukrainians.