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House of Lords Calling Notice
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TUC AND UNITE TO GIVE EVIDENCE ON ECONOMIC IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION TO LORDS COMMITTEE

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will next week hear evidence on the economic impact of immigration from Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the TUC and Jack Dromey, Deputy General Secretary of Unite, Britain's biggest trade union.

The Committee's inquiry, which has been underway since July this year, aims to find out what impact immigration is having on the UK economy. The Committee have already heard evidence from a wide range of witnesses including the Office of National Statistics, the Home Office and the CBI as well as some notable academics.

Mr Barber and Mr Dromey will be asked about the trade unions views on immigration and what effect the growing rate of inward migration is having on their members pay, work conditions and employment prospects. They will also be asked about migrant workers treatment in the UK labour market.

Also giving evidence on the day will be Dr Stephen Drinkwater of the University of Surrey and Dr Bridget Anderson of Oxford University. Both sessions are open to the public.

The evidence session will take place in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords at 3:35pm on Tuesday 13 November. The full details are:

3:35pm

  • Brendan Barber, General Secretary, TUC.

  • Owen Tudor, Head of European Union and International Relations, TUC.

  • Richard Exell, Senior Policy Officer, TUC.

  • Jack Dromey, Deputy General Secretary, Unite

  • Omer Ahmed,  Migrant Workers Support Unit, Unite.

4:15pm

  • Dr Stephen Drinkwater, University of Surrey.

  • Dr Bridget Anderson, Oxford University.

Notes to Editors

1. Full details of the inquiry including written evidence received and transcripts of previous evidence session can be found online at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/lords_economic_affairs.cfm

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