EU Withdrawal Negotiations

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th September 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 12:00 am, 14th September 2017

As I said earlier, I visited the Edinburgh festival—as did the Arts Minister, the Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, my hon. Friend John Glen—this summer and I had a fantastic time. I was not aware of any issues with the UKVI blocking performers, but perhaps the hon. Lady can write to me on the specifics. She is talking about a situation where we already have free movement, so I am not sure how that particular issue affects leaving the European Union. All I would say is that I am mindful of the concerns about free movement and want to make sure we have as flexible a visa system as possible for performers from throughout the world.