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Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 60265, tabled on 17 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with each of the devolved institutions on immigration rules for seasonal agricultural workers after the UK has left the EU.

Answered on

20 January 2017

Defra is very aware that seasonal 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.

Defra is also working closely with the devolved administrations to establish their views and priorities to get the best possible outcome for all parts of the United Kingdom as we leave the EU.

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