Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament on Thursday (June 22) that the Grenfell Tower fire will not be used to arrest illegal immigrants who are able to provide information about the tragedy.

She said all victims "irrespective of their immigration status" will be able to access services including health care and accommodation.

Mrs May's statement in Parliament comes after London mayor Sadiq Khan called for illegal Immigrants involved with the Grenfell tower fire to be given amnesty so they can come forward with information without being arrested.

The Prime Minister told MPs that work is under way to re-home Grenfell Tower survivors.

"Some survivors have said they want to leave the area and we will support that," she said.

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"But I want to be absolutely clear that no one is being forced to move where they do not want to go.

"Right now our focus is on supporting the people.

"We will not use this tragic event as a reason to carry out immigration checks on those providing vital information to identify victims or those assisting with the criminal investigation.

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"We will make sure that all victims irrespective of their immigration status will be able to access the services they need including health care and accomdation.

"As we move forward we must note that under governments of both colours we have not given enough attention to social housing."

Jeremy Corybn, leader of the Labour party, said: "There is grief, there is anger and there is a great solidarity.

"At least 79 people are dead. It is both a tragedy and an outrage because every single one of those deaths should and could have been avoided.

“From Hillsborough to the child sex abuse scandal to Grenfell Tower, the pattern is consistent. Working class people’s voices are ignored, their concerns dismissed by those in power."

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