Migrant Workers: Social Workers

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd April 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Wera Hobhouse Wera Hobhouse Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on ensuring the effective recruitment of care workers from EU and non-EU countries to meet demand in the UK in the event that the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “the UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK.

The White Paper also includes a transitional route for temporary workers which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill posi-tions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.