LORDS

Home Secretary answers questions on citizens' rights post Brexit

19 June 2018

The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee hears from the Rt Hon Sajid Javid, Home Secretary, and Mr Glyn Williams, Home Office, in a follow-up session on citizens' rights.

Witnesses

Thursday 21 June in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary
  • Mr Glyn Williams, Director General BICS (Borders, Immigration and Citizenship) and Europe Group, Home Office

Background

The EU Justice Sub-Committee is re-visiting the important question of citizens' rights after Brexit. This follows on from its inquiry ‘Brexit: acquired rights’ in 2016. During its follow up inquiry, the Committee has taken evidence from then Immigration Minister Brendon Lewis MP, as well as academics and legal professionals.

Topics for discussion

  • How content are you with the current draft text of the Withdrawal Agreement and what outstanding issues are there relating to citizens' rights that should be agreed before it is finalised?
  • What impact do you believe the Home Office's 'hostile environment' policy has had on EU nationals in the UK?
  • Given the problems that have been experienced at the Home Office (including the Windrush affair) how confident are you that the Department will be able to deliver the infrastructure to facilitate the registration of the 3 million EU nationals in the UK?
  • Would the Government consider offering those EU nationals who wish to remain the UK a streamlined low-cost offer of UK citizenship (rather than merely settled status)?
  • Are there any continuing negotiations between the UK and EU on issues such as onward free movement and family reunification rights?

Further information

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