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Agriculture: Migrant Workers

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 59026, tabled on 9 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with the Home Office on the employment of migrant workers by UK farmers after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

12 January 2017

Defra is very aware that migrant workers from other EU countries will be one of the complex issues that will have to be resolved as part of our exit negotiation and future relationship with the EU.

We are currently working with colleagues across government to understand the issues and explore options.

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