Watch: Immigration minister says population at Manston ‘back below 1,600’

Watch: Immigration minister says population at Manston ‘back below 1,600’

The population at the Manston Migrant Processing Centre is “back below 1,600” with “over 2,300 people being placed in onward accommodation”, immigration minister Robert Jenrick has said.

This comes as Business Secretary Grant Shapps stopped short of saying Home Secretary Suella Braverman followed the law in the treatment of asylum seekers at the Manston processing centre in Kent.

Ms Braverman has been forced to deny that she ignored legal advice over the detention of migrants at Manston during her first stint as Home Secretary under former Prime Minister Liz Truss.