The immigration minister has also spoken to Radio 4’s Today programme about the government’s plan for a treaty with Rwanda – which he says will allows for a “substantially different and stronger arrangement” with its partner.
He said it will allow the parliament to deem Rwanda a safe third country.
The emergency legislation that will be introduced to Parliament following the signing of the treaty is “designed to end the merry-go-round of legal issues on this issue once and for all”, Robert Jenrick says.
Asked whether that could involve an effort to leave the European Convention of Human Rights, Jenrick refused to be drawn on details. “I’m not going to do into the specifics of the treaty and the legislation,” he said.