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MP’s refugee families bill gets over first hurdle

NA H-EILEANAN an Iar MP Angus MacNeil’s bill to reunite refugee families and ease the UK government’s ‘inhumane’ immigration rules passed its first major hurdle last week in Westminster.

Despite the UK government’s opposition, the bill passed its second reading in parliament with the backing of SNP, Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, Plaid Cymru, Green and DUP MPs. The bill will now proceed to committee stage for further scrutiny and amendments.

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