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Home Office written question – answered on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Chair, Committee on Standards

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's White Paper of December 2018, The UK’s future skills-based immigration system, Cm 9722, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the length of the low-skilled visa from 12 months to 24 months.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Chair, Committee on Standards

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's White Paper of December 2018, The UK’s future skills-based immigration system, Cm 9722, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of reducing the length of the cooling-off period applicable to low-skilled visas as set out in that paper.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on salary thresholds and how points could be awarded to prospective migrants under a new points-based immigration system. The MAC published its report on 28 January and the Government will consider carefully their findings and recommendations before setting out further detail in due course.

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