Immigration: EU Countries

Home Office written question – answered on 7th September 2018.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to ensure that in the event of no agreement being reached under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union there will be a UK immigration policy that does not give special preference to EU migrants.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Prime Minister has been clear that as a responsible Government we continue to prepare for a range of outcomes, including the unlikely scenario in which no mutually satisfactory agreement can be reached. We are therefore stepping up our preparations across government. The Department for Exiting the European Union and the centre of government are working with all departments to make sure that the preparations for exit from and new partnership with the EU are on track.

The Government is considering a range of options for the future immigration system and will set out details later this year. Free movement will end, we will control immigration in the national interest, and EU migration will be subject to UK law.

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