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Summary

  1. Sajid Javid has been appointed as the new home secretary
  2. He says his "most urgent task" is to help Windrush generation
  3. Mr Javid told MPs: "We will do right" by that generation.
  4. Downing Street confirmed Amber Rudd's resignation on Sunday night
  5. Ms Rudd admitted she "inadvertently misled" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants
  6. The PM said she was "very sorry" to see her colleague resign

Live Reporting

By Paul Gribben, Francesca Gillett and Claire Heald

All times stated are UK

  1. Key points: Javid replaces Rudd

    It's been a lively day at Westminster.

    • The former communities secretary Sajid Javid has been made home secretary, replacing Amber Rudd
    • Ms Rudd resigned on Sunday night, saying she "inadvertently misled" MPs over deportation targets
    • Mr Javid has already addressed MPs for the first time in his new job, vowing to "put right" the Windrush scandal
    • He said as a second generation migrant he was "angry" about the plight of those affected
    • Opposition parties have pointed the finger of blame at Prime Minister Theresa May, Ms Rudd's predecessor at the Home Office
    • Mrs May said there were deportation targets in place when she was home secretary
    • She added that Ms Rudd had quit because she gave incorrect information to MPs
    • James Brokenshire returns to government, replacing Mr Javid as communities secretary

    Here's Laura's Kuenssberg's take on the headaches for the PM, and a look at Mr Javid's in-tray by BBC home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani.

  2. Cooper wants check on wider immigration issues

    Labour's Yvette Cooper welcomed the new home secretary's support for Windrush families, who she said had been treated "shamefully".

    But she said the home affairs select committee, which she chairs, had further "detailed questions" to ask.

    What, she asked, would happen about the "wider issues" involved? Including a lack of appeals, checks or independent legal aid for people affected by immigration decisions taken in the Home Office.

    "I think you have got to have that fairness back in the system," she told the BBC.

  3. Cooper: 'Do targets distort Home Office decisions?'

    Yvette Cooper

    In the Commons, the home affairs select committee chairwoman, Labour's Yvette Cooper, asks Mr Javid about a "wider culture of disbelief" within the Home Office and whether having a target distorts its decisions.

    She said: "Is he also concerned that given the number of Home Office decisions that were got wrong on these Windrush cases about a wider culture of disbelief, about whether a net migration target is distorting decisions and also about the lack of checks and balances in the system to prevent injustices?"

    The new home secretary said he would have to see the internal migration targets before taking a further view on them.

  4. Over 50 officials working in Windrush taskforce

    Labour MP Stella Creasy told the new home secretary that "it's deeds, not words, that matter in this place".

    She asked Mr Javid how many members of staff are working on the Windrush taskforce created to help those affected.

    There are more than 50 officials involved, he confirmed, adding: "We can increase that number if necessary."

    He said 100 cases have so far been resolved.

  5. Javid: 'Don't want others to go through same experience'

    Sajid Javid made his first Commons appearance as home secretary
    Image caption: Sajid Javid made his first Commons appearance as home secretary

    Asked about protection for the rights of EU citizens, Mr Javid said: "I don't want any person who is legally settled here, whether they are from Europe or any other part of the world, to go through the same experience."

    Mr Javid also said the phrase "hostile environment" is incorrect, and instead the term "compliant environment" is more accurate.

    "I think it's a phrase that is unhelpful and does not represent the values as a country," he told MPs.

  6. Javid: 'Committed to resolving difficulties'

    Mr Javid, who is the son of a Pakistani bus driver, highlighted his own background to MPs.

    "Like the Caribbean Windrush generation, my parents came to this country from the Commonwealth in the 1960s," he said.

    "They too came to help rebuild this country and offer all that they had.

    "So when I heard that people who were long-standing pillars of their community were being impacted for simply not having the right documents to prove their legal status in the UK, I thought that it could be my mum, my brother, my uncle or even me.

    "That's why I am so personally committed to and invested in resolving the difficulties faced by the people of the Windrush generation who have built their lives here and contributed so much."

  7. Abbott: 'Javid will be judged on what he does'

    Responding in the Commons, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said: "The Windrush generation was my parents' generation. I believe, and most British people believe, that they were treated appallingly.

    "He will be judged not on the statements he makes this afternoon, he will be judged on what he does to get justice."

  8. Javid: 'We will do right by Windrush generation'

    The new home secretary has responded to an urgent question on the Windrush generation in the House of Commons.

    He says he is "angry too" about the scandal.

    Speaking for the first time as home secretary, he told MPs: "We will do right by the Windrush generation.

    "I want to start by making a pledge, a pledge to those from the Windrush generation who have been in this country for decades and yet have struggled to navigate through the immigration system: This never should have been the case and I will do whatever it takes to put it right."

  9. EU citizens 'concerned' after Windrush

    The European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator has said the UK’s Windrush scandal has caused “a great deal of concern” in Europe, with people fearing it could be repeated for EU citizens.

    Guy Verhofstadt has written to the new home secretary about how the rights of EU citizens will be protected after Britain leaves the bloc.

    He told Mr Javid: “I can only urge you to go to all lengths to dispel any fears that what was visited on the Windrush generation will not be repeated in respect of EU citizens living in the UK."

  10. Ken Clarke: 'We need ID cards'

    Veteran Tory MP and ex-home secretary Ken Clarke
    Image caption: Veteran Tory MP and ex-home secretary Ken Clarke

    Former Conservative home secretary Ken Clarke has welcomed the appointment of Sajid Javid - but said illegal immigration must be tackled through identity cards.

    "I think all these targets are fairly useless," he told BBC Radio 4's The World at One programme.

    "You can't control illegal immigration until you have identity cards in this country. Which, unfortunately, were proposed, supported by the Conservative party at first, and then ditched a few years ago.

    "Trying to control mass immigration of the kind we now have coming from Africa and the Middle East, without an identity card law is, I think, impossible."

  11. Windrush generation: Who were they?

    Windrush generation

    Sajid Javid has said his most "urgent task" is to help the Windrush generation, after succeeding Amber Rudd as home secretary.

    That generation settled legally in post-war Britain and automatically got the right to remain in the UK - but the British government did not keep a record of everyone in that position.

    The British troopship HMT Empire Windrush anchored at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 21 June 1948 carrying hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean hoping for a new life in Britain - alongside hundreds from elsewhere. Who were they?

    • The ship was carrying 1,027 passengers, including two stowaways
    • According to the ship's passenger lists, more than half of the 1,027 listed official passengers on board (539) gave their last country of residence as Jamaica, while 139 said Bermuda and 119 stated England. There were also people from Mexico, Scotland, Gibraltar, Burma and Wales
    • As many of the eyewitness accounts have stated since, the majority of the people on board were men. There were 684 males over the age of 12, alongside 257 females of the same age. There were also 86 children aged 12 and under

    Find out more here

  12. Local councils 'in Brokenshire's blood'

    James Brokenshire

    James Brokenshire, the new housing, communities and local government secretary, has revealed he used to discuss council budgets with his father, a former local authority chief executive, when he was a boy.

    Making his debut in his new role at the despatch box, Mr Brokenshire was urged by shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne to demand more money for councils.

    Mr Brokenshire said: "I can say to him that in some ways, local government is in the blood with me, as my father was a former chief executive of a local council. And so, some of the debates about local councils were ones that I had as a boy, believe it or not."

    Speaker John Bercow said: "It sounds like meal times at Chez Brokenshire were enormous fun."

    Mr Brokenshire replied: "Let's not overdo it too much, Mr Speaker."

  13. Home Secretary can't ban Momentum...

    Dominic Casciani

    Home Affairs Correspondent

    Last month there was a bit of a hoo-ha when Sajid Javid, speaking in Parliament, called the Labour group Momentum “hard left neo-fascist”.

    Today there’s a rumour going around on social media that the new home secretary could ban the group under the Terrorism Act 2000.

    That is not remotely true.

    The only groups Mr Javid can ban under terrorism legislation are... those involved in terrorism, which means violence, or its encouragement, for an ideological end.

  14. Change to Commons timings

    One of Sajid Javid's first tasks in his new role as home secretary will be responding to an urgent question on the Windrush scandal.

    It was originally scheduled for 15:30 GMT put has now been put back by 45 minutes.

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  15. Quick return delights Brokenshire

    James Brokenshire

    James Brokenshire said it was "a real honour" to make a quick return to the cabinet as housing, communities and local government secretary.

    He had stepped down as Northern Ireland secretary in January because of ill health after being diagnosed with the early stages of lung cancer.

    Speaking to reporters, he said: "It's a real honour to be back in government as quickly as I've been able to - with all the challenges that I've had over the course of the last few months - getting my health back, and now being able to work on this exciting new brief.

    He added: "I spoke to the prime minister this morning and I am delighted to have got this new responsibility of being able to lead on some things that really touch people's lives so directly."

  16. Javid to respond to Commons urgent question

    The newly appointed Home Secretary Sajid Javid will respond to Diane Abbott's emergency question in the Commons today.

    Ms Abbott has asked the Home Office to make a statement on the government's handling of the Windrush scandal.