Managing migration evidence session

03 February 2009

The Home Affairs Committee holds the second evidence session of its inquiry into managing migration and the points-based system. Watch from 10.30am.

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee said:

"Following recent announcements from the Government that during this difficult economic period there will be British jobs for British workers, we are interested to investigate how this will affect various UK business sectors, and the immigrants who will come through the points-based system.

"This session will focus on the health and care sectors’ ability to recruit specialist practitioners and nurses to fill shortages, and the temporary labour needs of the agricultural and horticultural sectors.

"We are keen to explore possible impacts of the new system on a range of British industries, and especially why businesses still need to recruit skills from overseas when the recession in this country is fuelling unemployment."

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