Parliamentary oversight of negotiations

Part of Informal European Council – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 6th February 2017.

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Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick Conservative, Newark 7:15 pm, 6th February 2017

Can we put this in context, so that people listening at home will understand and not feel unduly nervous about what is happening? Does my hon. Friend agree that 61% of all EU nationals living in the UK already have a permanent right to reside in this country, and that by the time the UK leaves the EU, that figure will have risen to between 80% and 90%? A very large proportion of EU nationals who are already in this country have absolutely nothing to worry about.