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Part of Immigration (Time Limit on Detention) – in the House of Commons at 1:11 pm on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 1:11 pm, 5th December 2018

I agree very much with the sentiment of what my right hon. Friend said. I think it is fair to say that once we have left the EU, we will have a lot more flexibility in that area. To return to the previous question, the rules that we apply will be non-discriminatory. The broad intention is to apply the same rules to anyone, regardless of their nationality. It will be focused on an individual’s skills—what they have to offer and the contribution they have to make—and we will not want welfare or any other type of social security payment to be part of someone’s decision to come and work in this country. The White Paper will set out more detail on that.