Accession Country Migrants

Home Department written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) what the estimated number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants likely to enter the UK in 2007 following EU accession is;

(2) if he will make a statement on how migrants from Bulgaria and Romania will be managed following the accession of those countries to the EU.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality)

The Government have stated that gradual access to the UK's labour market will be provided to Bulgarian and Romanian nationals when those countries join the EU on 1 January 2007. Details of those measures will be provided to Parliament later this month.

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