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EU Settlement Scheme examined

12 February 2019

The Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on the EU Settlement Scheme, the process by which EU nationals residing in the UK can regularise their immigration status.

Witnesses

Tuesday 12 February in Room 18, Palace of Westminster

 At 10.00am

  • Abigail Adieze, Head of Service, Families and Home Directorate, Waltham Forest Borough Council
  • Marianne Lagrue, Policy Manager - Migrant Children’s Project, Coram Children’s Legal Centre
  • Nicole Masri, Legal Officer (Immigration & Asylum), Rights of Women
  • Danny Mortimer, Co-Convenor, Cavendish Coalition and Chief Executive, NHS Employers

At 11.00am

  • Luke Piper, Solicitor, South West Law and Adviser, the3million
  • Jill Rutter, Director of Strategy and Relationships, British Future
  • Colin Yeo, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers and Founder and Editor, Free Movement
  • Dr Adrienne Yong, Lecturer in Law, City University of London

Purpose of the session

The Committee will hear from groups involved in the Home Office's piloting of the scheme, discussing the experience of their clients and members in navigating the application process. The Committee will also hear from experts on the wider concerns about the functioning of the Scheme raised since it was announced.

The session is likely to cover:

  • Levels of awareness of the Settlement Scheme, and of the implications of Brexit for their immigration status, amongst EU and non-EU citizens
  • The results of the pilot phases, and the experiences of applicants
  • The accessibility and functionality of the smartphone app
  • Public confidence in the system and in the Home Office's capacity to manage the scale and flow of up to 3.5 million applications
  • Implications of leaving the EU with ‘a deal’ or a 'no-deal' scenario
  • The functioning of the Administrative Review process.

Further information

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