Immigration: EEA Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to alter the residency rights or ability to obtain residence rights of EEA nationals resident in the UK (a) before the UK leaves the EU or (b) on the date the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on (a) changes to the rights of EU citizens resident in the UK before the UK's departure from the EU and (b) the effect of such changes on (i) negotiations with the EU and (ii) the UK's future relationship with the EU.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

At present, the UK remains in the EU.

The Prime Minister has been clear that she wants to secure the status of those EU nationals already living in the UK as early possible once formal negotiations begin.

As part of this process, the Home Secretary will continue to work closely with colleagues across Whitehall and the Government will engage with relevant stakeholders.

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