Health Professions: Migrant Workers

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd June 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to e-petition 604472, Reduce indefinite leave to remain fees from £2389 to £243 for health workers, whether he has had discussions with the Home Secretary on reducing the indefinite leave to remain fees for health and social care workers from £2389 to £243.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regularly discusses the immigration system with the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in particular the impact of immigration regulations and fees on those seeking to work in the health and care sectors. The Government is considering the findings of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report into Adult Social Care and Immigration, published on 27 April 2022, and a response to the recommendations will be published in due course.

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