Ms Truss, in the final days of her premiership, was preparing to announce what was to be dubbed “growth visas”, which aimed to deliver a marked increase in immigration.
The plan triggered a heated stand-off between Ms Truss and Suella Braverman, the Home Secretary, who eventually quit after leaking an email about migration policy before being reappointed by Mr Sunak.
The Telegraph reported at the time that the Truss government was planning to confirm the manifesto pledge to get immigration falling overall was going to be abandoned.
Mr Sunak said that the manifesto pledge would remain, after being pushed on the specifics for a second time in a briefing with reporters.
Mr Sunak at first told reporters: “When it comes to migration more generally I do think that the absolute priority that the British people have right now, as do I, is to grip illegal migration.
“I made a commitment that I would grip it in the summer.
“Look, I’ve been honest that there’s not a single thing to do to fix it and we can’t fix it overnight.
“But there’s a range of things I’m working on, including the French deal, where I’m confident we can bring the numbers down over time and that’s what I’m gonna deliver.”
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