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Skilled Migration

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th April 2011.

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Photo of Lord Pendry Lord Pendry Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to retain skilled workers who are considering migrating to Australia and New Zealand.

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy towards the migration of skilled workers from the United Kingdom to Australia and New Zealand.

Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The choices that British nationals make about where they live and work are personal and subject to the immigration laws of the country in which they are seeking to locate.

Government policy on skills, growth and migration aim to retain and attract skilled workers from the global talent pool.

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