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Statement on EU settlement scheme

21 June 2018 (updated on 21 June 2018)

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Home Office Minister, Caroline Nokes, made a statement in the House of Commons on the EU settlement scheme.

On Thursday 21 June, the Home Office Minister Caroline Nokes made a statement and provided further details about the EU settlement scheme. This will provide the basis for EU citizens resident here, and their family members, to obtain their new UK immigration status, consistent with the draft withdrawal agreement.

Afzal Khan responded asking the Minister a number of questions:

"First, may we have more details on the criteria for settled status? How will the rights of other EEA and Swiss citizens be enforced? On the criminal checks, what exactly will be the threshold, and how far back will offences be considered relevant? As we have seen with highly skilled migrants, the Government have been picking up on very minor tax errors to refuse applications."

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