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Umunna: PM has misled the House on Thompson case

PICTURED: Chuka Umunna MP

FOLLOWING THE exchange between the Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn at Prime Ministers Questions about the case of Mr Albert Thompson, Chuka Umunna MP raised a Point of Order in the House of Commons Chamber.

Chuka Umunna MP said: "The individual referred to as Albert Thompson at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier is my constituent. That is not his actual name because he wishes for his real name not to be used in publically.

"In the exchanges earlier in this place the Prime Minister said that Mr Thompson will be receiving the NHS treatment he needs. That is incorrect.

"He needs radiotherapy treatment but my constituent has not received his treatment, and if there are any plans that have been made for him to get this treatment then he certainly has not been informed of it. That is a fact, and to say otherwise is wrong.

"He is making a fresh application for indefinite leave to remain. The Prime Minister need to commit to that application being processed immediately and at the very least him getting indefinite leave to remain so that he can get this treatment, which the Royal Marsden Hospital is not prepared to give him unless he can pay upfront or prove his right to residency.

"I am sure the Prime Minister will not want to have misled the House and will want to come here and correct the record.

"There have also been attempts to park blame for this particular situation at the door of previous Home Secretaries and the current Home Secretary when much of this flows from the decisions made by the Prime Minister during her time as Home Secretary."

Albert Thompson*, who has lived in London for 44 years, is locked into a dispute with the Home Office over his healthcare.

Thompson was diagnosed with prostate cancer but was told that he would have to foot a £54,000 bill if he could not present a British passport.

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