EU Immigration: Migrant Workers

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 2nd August 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Harris of Richmond Baroness Harris of Richmond Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to protect the acquired rights of (1) European Union and (2) United Kingdom cross-border and cross-frontier workers, when entering the EU post-Brexit from (a) the UK, (b) Gibraltar, and (c) the Crown dependencies.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union), Deputy Speaker (Lords)

We recognise that frontier workers enjoy rights under EU law. We are considering in detail the EU proposals for current frontier workers and will share more detail on our position in due course.

As stated in the joint technical note on the comparison of EU-UK positions on citizens' rights, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/631038/Joint_technical_note_on_the_comparison_of_EU-UK_positions_on_citizens__rights.pdf, the UK will consider making reciprocal arrangements for EU citizens in Britain and UK nationals in Europe.

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