Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers:Written question - 188242

Asked by Luke Pollard
(Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Asked on: 05 November 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to include vets on the shortage occupation list.
Answered by: David Rutley
Answered on: 16 November 2018

On the 15th June the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) accepted a commission from the Home Secretary to review the full composition of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) for the first time since 2013. The SOL covers non-EEA migration for highly skilled roles. The MAC will report in spring 2019.

In the meantime Defra continues to work closely with other Government Departments, including the Home Office, to ensure a long term strategy for the food and farming workforce, including veterinarians, as part of the future immigration policy.

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