Educational Visits: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered at on 4 July 2023.

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Photo of The Earl of Clancarty The Earl of Clancarty Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 19 June when he stated that "it is open to other Governments to negotiate an arrangement of the kind we have now negotiated with the French Government" (HL Deb col 3), what steps they will take to make similar arrangements with other EU countries; whether such arrangements regarding school visits will be made with all EU countries; and what is the timescale for the concluding of those agreements.

Photo of Lord Murray of Blidworth Lord Murray of Blidworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The agreement we have is specific to France. Our deal with France has elevated our cooperation on illegal migration to unprecedented levels. We are also deepening our cooperation with European allies upstream and in our near-abroad to tackle illegal migration at every stage of the process.

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