Agriculture: Migrant Workers:Written question - 171325

Q
(The Wrekin)
Asked on: 06 September 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Agriculture: Migrant Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will hold discussions with the National Farmers' Union on the supply of agricultural workers during the implementation period.
A
Answered by: Chris Heaton-Harris
Answered on: 01 October 2018

During the implementation period, the UK will remain a signatory of the EU Treaties and the rights and obligations contained in them, including with respect to the movement of agricultural workers. Our domestic implementation of EU law remains in place.

On Thursday 6th September, the Home Office and Defra announced a nationwide pilot scheme to bring migrant workers to UK farms. More information is available at Gov.uk. We will continue to engage with stakeholders, including the National Farmers' Union, during this pilot and as we seek reciprocal mobility arrangements with the EU.

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