Tier 5 Religious Worker Visas — [Mike Gapes in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:01 pm on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 4:01 pm, 4th July 2019

The Minister has not touched on the issue of licences, which I raised. He mentioned that there was a small, but growing problem about misuse. The whole point about the licensing system is that there were checks and balances, and that places of religion were allowed to bring their workers in under these licences, which are constantly monitored by the Home Office. What is happening to that system? Is it completely gone? Is the Minister not aware that the licensing system prevented the abuse?