British interior minister, Priti Patel, has overruled reservations from officials about her plan to send thousands of asylum seekers to the East African country of Rwanda.
According to reports, the plan, unveiled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week, seeks to act as a deterrent to migrants who make illegal boat crossings to Britain from France.
It has drawn heavy criticisms from political opponents and campaigners.
In an exchange of letters with Patel, the top official in the Home Office highlighted uncertainty over the scheme’s value to the taxpayer.
The government had said it would contribute an initial one hundred and twenty million pounds to the scheme.