Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of compatibility of the proposed settled status scheme for EU nationals with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department taken legal advice on a potential challenge to the settled status scheme because of incompatibility with the the right to family life.

Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the Settled Status scheme with the rights of frontier workers set out in Article 24 of the Withdrawal Agreement.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The EU Settlement Scheme is based on the draft Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, published on 14 November 2018. As the Withdrawal Agreement is based on residence rights stemming from existing EU law, it is compliant with the UK’s obligations as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights, which applies in all EU Member States and which includes the right to family life.

Frontier workers who are protected by Article 24 of the draft Withdrawal Agreement and who wish to continue to frontier work in the UK may apply to the EU Settlement Scheme should they wish for example, if they have been or expect to be resident in the UK for sufficient periods to be eligible for the scheme. Alternatively, they may be subject to a requirement to obtain a document to evidence their right to enter the UK and work as a frontier worker in line with Article 26 of the draft Withdrawal Agreement. Further details on this will be provided in due course.

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