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Immigration: EU Nationals

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 71772, tabled on 24 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make it his priority to secure residency rights for EU nationals living in the UK with British children or other dependents.

Answered on

27 April 2017

The Government has been clear that we should always put citizens first. This was reflected in the Prime Minister’s letter to the President of the European Council confirming the Government’s decision to invoke Article 50. We want to strike an early agreement about the rights of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU and made clear that we would have been happy to do so in advance of negotiations. We will look to prioritise this issue as soon as negotiations begin.

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