Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

We want to ensure we have a migration system that enables us to welcome people into this country on the basis of the skills they will bring and the contribution they will make to this country, not of the country they happen to come from. When people voted to leave the European Union in 2016, they sent a clear message that they wanted things to change. One of the things they wanted to change was to bring an end to free movement and to ensure that it is the UK Government who are able to make decisions about who can come to this country.