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Scottish Parliament: Family Migration (17 Sep 2019)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...last week’s debate, I emphasised the importance of passing a withdrawal agreement that will give the country the best opportunity to prepare our future migration policy and will avoid a no-deal Brexit. The same point applies here. Equally, I would hope that this is a process with which the Scottish Government is fully engaged. I do not expect the UK Government and the Scottish Government...

Scottish Parliament: Immigration Policy (Universities and Scientific Research) (10 Sep 2019)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...the temporary leave to remain policy that has been proposed by the UK Government. I welcome the positive movement here to make things easier for students from EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit. That is the sort of contingency planning that should be taking place, even if we hope that it is never deployed, but I am far from immune to the concerns that have been raised by bodies...

Scottish Parliament: Immigration Policy (Universities and Scientific Research) (10 Sep 2019)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...that. Although a majority of people in the UK voted to leave the EU, few want to reverse Britain’s open approach to skilled migration. Most recognise the need for a fair immigration system. After Brexit, that system can be tailored to the particular needs of this country. That requires the right approach and is, ultimately, a process that begins with politicians who might have disagreed...

Scottish Parliament: Realising Scotland’s Potential (4 Jun 2019)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...is predicted to lag behind that of the rest of the UK. Many employers report skills shortages in their sectors and have real concerns for the future. While we look to address the real issues that Brexit undoubtedly forces us to face, we have a Scottish Government that is obsessed—despite the minister’s rosy appraisal of Scotland’s economy—with adding to that uncertainty by pushing...

Scottish Parliament: A Trading Nation (30 May 2019)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...of the intergovernmental activity that has taken place, but it must bring results. In March this year, the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee published its report “Scotland, Trade and Brexit”, which welcomed the moves towards a truly UK-wide trade policy, recognised the need for formalised trade discussion through the joint ministerial committee and outlined how future trade...

Scottish Parliament: Fair Work (22 Mar 2018)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...segregation is clearly an issue. The Scottish Government’s motion mentions European Union law on workers’ rights. We reaffirm the UK Government’s commitment to enhance workers’ rights after Brexit and ensure that the same standards continue in domestic law. The United Kingdom already exceeds the minimum standards that are required by EU law. To take just a couple of examples, we...

Scottish Parliament: Population Needs and Migration Policy (22 Feb 2018)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...by Scottish agriculture, and the threat of placing additional burdens on business while harming our UK single market. He made clear the need for the Scottish Government to focus on other aspects of Brexit, such as the future of agricultural support. Members from all sides of the chamber value the contribution of immigration to Scotland. Our interest in attracting skilled and able people to...

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