The Home Secretary, The Rt. Hon. Priti Patel M.P. has responded to Andrew Rosindell M.P. and over 140 parliamentarians regarding emergency visas for Ukrainian students and academics in danger.
The letter from Andrew Rosindell M.P. and signed by senior Parliamentarians including Tom Tugendhat M.P., Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, The Rt. Hon. Lord Blunkett, former Secretary of State for Education, and The Rt. Hon. Sir Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, calls for:
- The expansion of the temporary visa scheme to Ukrainian students and academics
- Western institutions such as British universities to offer a sanctuary and a place to study and produce independent research
- Britain to uphold the entrenched position of supporting and standing up for democracy, freedom, liberty and free speech
- Temporary refuge for students, especially those studying medicine and engineering, as these qualifications will be needed to rebuild Ukraine once the war is over.
The Home Secretary said in her response:
"We will do everything we can to support Ukrainians, continuing this country's proud history of being a place of sanctuary and of standing for freedom and democracy against barbarism and tyranny."
You can read the full letter below...