Labour’s Lisa Nandy asks Gove for more clarity and accused the government of setting up “a DIY asylum scheme” – suggesting the haphazard nature of matching hosts with named Ukrainians was not fit for purpose.
She said she was “ashamed” by the government which had “closed its door to people that need help”.
Nandy praised the British people who had come forward, but said the government “needed a plan, not just a press release”.
Gove said the scheme had been developed in partnership with NGOs “in order to help those most in need”.
He urged Labour “to get behind the scheme” and rise above “partisan politics… to put humanity first”.