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Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes speaks to Committee

13 March 2019

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence from the Minister of State for Immigration.

Background

This evidence session with the Immigration Minister follows two previous hearings on post-Brexit asylum and immigration policy. The Committee heard evidence on future UK-EU asylum cooperation on 6 February, and subsequently wrote to Caroline Nokes asking a number of questions on matters arising from that session. On 20 February, the Committee took evidence on future EU migration to the UK for work. The Committee will take the opportunity to ask the Minister about both topics on 13 March.

Witnesses

Wednesday 13 March 2019, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration

Possible questions

On work migration:

  • Which medium-skilled jobs are being considered for inclusion in the Tier 2 visa, and when will the list be announced?
  • Will the new immigration system be implemented in its entirety in 2021, or will there be a phased transition process?
  • Is the UK seeking reciprocal arrangements for UK citizens arriving in the EU after exit day in a 'no deal' scenario? If so, how far have those negotiations progressed?

On asylum cooperation:

  • Will the Government seek to continue to participate in the Dublin system? If so, what might such participation look like?
  • What consideration has the Government given to the possibility that the EU might expect the UK to allow parents to join children in a future asylum framework?
  • Do you expect future UK-EU asylum cooperation to encompass mechanisms for the relocation of asylum seekers?

Further information

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