Sir Bill Wiggin, Member of Parliament for North Herefordshire, yesterday asked the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak whether he will bring in a bill next week to stop small boats crossing the Channel.

Sir Bill asked the question at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, Wednesday 22 February.

Sir Bill Wiggin said:

“I wholeheartedly support my Prime Minister’s priority of stopping the boats, so can he please bring in the small boats Bill next week?”

The Prime Minister said:

“I thank my hon. Friend for his support. I share the same desire to stop the boats, for all the reasons we have discussed. He should rest assured that the Home Secretary and I are working intensely and as quickly as possible to bring forward that legislation, because I want what he wants: to ensure that those people who come here illegally will simply not be allowed to stay.”