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The House of Lords EU Home Affairs, Health and Education Sub-Committee, chaired by Lord Hannay of Chiswick, conducted an inquiry into the EU’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility. The report was published on 18 December 2012 and was debated by the House on 6 June 2013.
The inquiry considered the operation of the Commission’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (the GAMM) and the implications of the UK’s partial participation in the EU’s asylum and immigration policies. The report called for a more coordinated approach by the EU and its Member States to migration policy in order to secure the EU’s economic growth and competitiveness. It also considered that the framework provided by the GAMM was welcome but that its overall approach was too diffuse and should adopt a more focused approach in future, including the proper evaluation of Mobility Partnerships. The report states that the UK’s migration policy cannot and should not be formulated and implemented in a vacuum and calls on the Government to play a full part in EU asylum and immigration policies, as well as seeking more constructive cooperation with the Schengen Area. The report calls on the Government to remove international students from the public policy implications of its net migration reduction targets.
The Sub-Committee for Home Affairs, Health and Education received the Commission response to its report on 22 July 2013
On Thursday 6 June the committee's report will be debated
The Government responded to the Committee's report on 18 February 2013
Lords EU Sub-Committee publishes report
Mark Harper, Minister for Immigration, will appear before the House of Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee on Wednesday 31 October, to talk about the EU’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM)
Lords Committee on Home Affairs, Health and Education takes further evidence
Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK will appear before the Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee on Tuesday 17 October, to talk about the EU’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM)
Hugo Brady, a Senior Research Fellow from the Centre for European Reform and Professor Michael Keith, the Director of the Centre on Migration Policy and Society will appear before the Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee on 25 July
Charles Clarke, Home Secretary from December 2004 to May 2006, will appear before the Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee on Wednesday 18 July, to talk about the EU’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM)
The Lords Committee on Home Affairs, Health and Education takes evidence
Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, will speak to the Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee on Wednesday 27 June, as part of their inquiry into the EU’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM)
UN’s Special Representative for Migration, Peter Sutherland, will be questioned by the Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee
The House of Lords Home Affairs EU Sub-Committee has today invited contributions to their new inquiry, which will be investigating the European Commission’s Communication on a Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM)
Corrected Oral and Written evidence on the Inquiry into the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility
Letter from Immigration Minister regarding the GAMM dated 6 December 2012.
Please note that electronic copies of written evidence MUST be provided in Word format. If a paper copy of evidence is submitted, it should be clearly printed or typed on single sides of A4 paper, unstapled. The Committee may refuse evidence received in any other formats.
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