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Immigration

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 2218, tabled on 29 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the policy paper, The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union: safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU, published on 26 June 2017, what steps he is taking to prepare for discussions with EFTA states on a reciprocal arrangement on citizens' rights with those countries.

Answered on

10 July 2017

The reciprocal agreement on citizens’ rights will apply to the entire United Kingdom, covering Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all parts of England, and Gibraltar. We will discuss similar arrangements with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland (the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States) on a reciprocal basis.

We are approaching these negotiations constructively and respectfully, with a determination to secure a deal that works for both the UK and the EU.