Migrant Workers: Broadband

Home Office written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the potential impact of visa application processes for EU workers on the rollout of superfast broadband.

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

The Home Secretary has regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues, including the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, about the Points-Based Immigration System, which applies globally not based on whether someone holds an EU passport or not.

The Skilled Worker route already provides an opportunity to recruit workers on a global basis into several roles in the telecommunications sector.

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