Priti Patel – 2021 Comments on Bringing Afghan Interpreters to UK

The comments made by Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, on 1 June 2021.

I’m proud to say that the UK is fulfilling its promise to those Afghan interpreters and other locally employed staff who have worked tirelessly alongside our Armed Forces.

It is our moral obligation to recognise the risks they have faced in the fight against terrorism and reward their efforts. I’m pleased that we are meeting this fully, by providing them and their families the opportunity to build a new life in this country.