Home Secretary Priti Patel will set out further steps to the Commons on Wednesday to ensure there is “less flow of individuals” into England to control new strains of coronavirus, Robert Jenrick confirmed.
He told Sky News: “The Prime Minister has said we do want to go further and the Home Secretary will be making a statement in Parliament later today about further steps we are going to take in this country to ensure that there is less flow of individuals in.”
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has criticised the Government for failing to impose strict measures at the borders soon enough.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Mr Ashworth said: “We should have had comprehensive border controls in for the past year
“Priti Patel and Boris Johnson, they tell us they want to take control of their borders, but the one time it actually mattered, and they needed to take control of our borders to protect us, they failed.
“I would urge the Government to look at a comprehensive policy, not just the hotspots, because…