Future Immigration

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:18 pm on 19th December 2018.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 1:18 pm, 19th December 2018

My hon. Friend raises the important issue of fairness based on what someone has to contribute, rather than their nationality. During the referendum campaign many British citizens were concerned that family and friends in the Indian subcontinent and other parts of the British Commonwealth might not be getting the same treatment or access that others were getting because of the preference that existed through the freedom of movement system. That is changing under this new system, and, when all is taken into account, this system is much fairer in its approach by focusing on skills rather than nationality.