Agricultural Labour

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 27th October 2021.

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Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

We are moving to a high-wage, high-skilled economy and the Government are encouraging all sectors to rely increasingly on workers from the United Kingdom, but we have listened to the concerns of the sector and 5,500 poultry workers are now eligible to enter the UK for work, on top of the 800 butchers who were already eligible to enter the UK for six months under the skilled worker route.