Migration: EU Countries

Home Office written question – answered at on 9 June 2016.

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Photo of William Wragg William Wragg Conservative, Hazel Grove

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on levels of inward migration from other EU member states of (a) an economic downturn and (b) a rise in unemployment in such states.

Photo of William Wragg William Wragg Conservative, Hazel Grove

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of prospective migrants who will be deterred from entering the UK from other EU member states upon implementation of the emergency brake.

Photo of William Wragg William Wragg Conservative, Hazel Grove

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons she has not produced an estimate of the potential effect on inward migration from the EU of the UK's negotiated settlement with the EU; and when she plans to publish that estimate.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

It has been the practice of this Government not to make such forecasts. There are numerous different factors that can affect migration flows.

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