Agriculture: Migrant Workers

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming and Rural Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with the Home Office on the employment of migrant workers by UK farmers after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra is very aware that migrant workers from other EU countries will be one of the complex issues that will have to be resolved as part of our exit negotiation and future relationship with the EU.

We are currently working with colleagues across government to understand the issues and explore options.

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