Scottish Affairs Committee

Immigration and Scotland inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions at least until the end of 2017. Meetings and oral evidence sessions begin mid-November 2017; written evidence submitted before then will be particularly welcome and able to inform those discussions.

Scope of the inquiry

This inquiry seeks to investigate:

  • What level of immigration to Scotland is required to meet the needs of the Scottish economy? How do these needs vary by sector? How do these needs compare to other parts of the UK?
  • Does the UK’s current immigration framework adequately provide for Scotland’s needs? If not, how could the UK's immigration framework be changed to better meet Scotland’s needs?
  • What is the experience of Scottish businesses in employing non-UK nationals, and how could this be improved?
  • What post-Brexit immigration arrangements for EU citizens would best meet Scotland’s needs?


The Committee are particularly keen to hear from members of underrepresented groups.

Evidence will be accepted at least until the end of 2017, but meetings and oral evidence sessions will begin in mid-November. Written submissions sent in before then will be able to inform those discussions.

Terms of reference: Immigration and Scotland Send a written submission

Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

18 December 2017 9:15 am

Oral Evidence Session

Immigration and Scotland
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Mike Park, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish White Fish Producers Association
David Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drink Federation Scotland
Shirley Rogers, Director of Health Workforce and Strategic Change, Scottish Government
Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care
Willie Macleod, Executive Director for Scotland, British Hospitality Association
Marc Crothall, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Alliance


Other - Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Edinburgh


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