Committee hear evidence on Bulgarian and Romanian immigration

18 April 2013

Committee hear evidence on the implications for the Home Affairs area of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU


Tuesday 23 April 2013, Venue: Grimond Room, Portcullis House


  • Ambassador Konstantin Dimitrov, Bulgarian Ambassador
  • Dr Ion Jinga, Romanian Ambassador


  • Mark Harper MP, Minister of State for immigration

Chair's comments

Committee Chairman Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:

“At the end of this year, restrictions on the rights of Bulgarians and Romanians to work in the UK will be lifted. There are no official estimates of how many people will come to the UK, nor of the pressure this will place on public services.
In this session, we ask the Ambassadors of Romania and Bulgaria who and how many will come to the UK and we ask Mark Harper, Immigration Minister, what preparations the Government are making for the new arrivals.”

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