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Points-based Immigration System

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 24th February 2020.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department 4:26 pm, 24th February 2020

The hon. Lady will recognise from the policy statement, which I am sure she has read, that points can be applied to the skills that are required across sectors. That would apply for lab technicians—I discussed that last week at Imperial College London—and equally for the social care system. Specifically on the social care system—it is right that people raise this issue —the Department of Health and Social Care, working with the care sector, is not only looking at what the points-based system will mean, but investing in the sector to train people so that they can continue to deliver great social care.