MPs and peers will this evening have a showdown on the Safety of Rwanda Bill, after weeks of parliamentary back-and-forth.

Ahead of the votes, Plaid Cymru’s Westminster leader, Liz Saville Roberts MP said:

“The Rwanda scheme remains unlawful and unfit for any purpose.

“The UK government has refused House of Lords amendments calling for such basic things as respect for human rights and modern slavery legislation. The remaining amendments are more basic still – yet the Tories refuse to compromise on this cruel Bill. This speaks volumes.

“Rishi Sunak talks of a ‘deterrent’ – but Home Office documents show little evidence that policies of deterrence work, and the Refugee Council has found that the plan will instead to a higher risk of exploitation.

“It is not too late to stop this vile – and extraordinarily expensive – plan. Plaid Cymru calls on the Tory government to stop undermining human rights and turn its hand to a dignified, compassionate asylum policy as a matter of urgency.”