Home Affairs Committee Press Release

Session 2007-08, 4 July 2008

Oral Evidence Session

Oral Evidence Session

Managing Migration: Points-Based System oral evidence session

The Home Affairs Committee will hold the first evidence session of the Committee’s inquiry into Managing Migration: Points-Based System.

Tuesday 8 July 2008 

At 11.00 am

  • Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, Migration Watch UK

At approximately 11.30 am

  • Sophie Barrett-Brown, Chair, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

At approximately 12 noon

  • Ranjit Mathrani, Director, Masala World
  • Jabez Lam, Co-ordinator, Chinese Immigration Concern Committee

Location: Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee, said:

“The Committee launched its inquiry into the points-based system with a very informative seminar in North Kensington on 23 June. We now want to pursue some of the issues we heard about at that seminar in oral evidence. We have therefore  invited ILPA and Migration Watch to discuss the design and implementation of the new system in the first of our evidence sessions on managing migration.”

“We also wish to investigate further the threat to the British curry industry - and other ethnic cuisines - if restaurants cannot recruit the staff they need under the new system. So we are taking evidence from the Indian and Chinese restaurant industries on this subject.”

Details of this inquiry were set out in a press notice issued on 5 June 2008.