Visas: Skilled Workers

Home Office written question – answered on 17th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Allen of Kensington Lord Allen of Kensington Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the independent Migration Advisory Committee to complete its review of the shortage occupation lists; whether they will publish the findings of that review once it has been completed; and whether they intend to implement its recommendations in full.

Photo of Lord Allen of Kensington Lord Allen of Kensington Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the State of Trade Survey: Q3 2017 by the Federation of Master Builders, whether they intend to add carpenters and joiners to the shortage occupation list; and what action they intend to take to address the skills shortage of carpenters and joiners.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

In July, the Government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to review the full composition of the Shortage Occupation List. The MAC has been asked to report by Spring 2019. The review will begin shortly and the MAC will publish its findings and recommendations. The Government will consider all recommendations made by the MAC.

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