Fishing Industry: Visas for Non-EEA Citizens

Part of Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation – in the House of Commons at 7:06 pm on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration 7:06 pm, 11th July 2018

I am grateful to Mr Carmichael for securing this debate and for the constructive and helpful way in which he has engaged on this important subject. It is an important matter, and very timely—I use the word “timely” with some trepidation. I note that this evening, I do not appear to have a Parliamentary Private Secretary and that there is not a single member of Her Majesty’s official Opposition in the Chamber, but fortunately, I do have my officials in the Box—as of very recently. If I did not know that the right hon. Gentleman was a man of such integrity, I might be tempted to suggest that this was a dastardly Scottish plot to keep an English Minister from her rightful place of cheering on the England football team, but I am sure that it is coming home without me intervening in any way. Perhaps as Immigration Minister I should be focusing only on whether Mr Southgate—