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EU Immigration: Frontier Workers

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN HL1055, tabled on 19 July 2017

Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to protect the acquired rights of (1) European Union and (2) United Kingdom cross-border and cross-frontier workers, when entering the EU post-Brexit from (a) the UK, (b) Gibraltar, and (c) the Crown dependencies.

Answered on

2 August 2017

We recognise that frontier workers enjoy rights under EU law. We are considering in detail the EU proposals for current frontier workers and will share more detail on our position in due course.

As stated in the joint technical note on the comparison of EU-UK positions on citizens' rights, available at, the UK will consider making reciprocal arrangements for EU citizens in Britain and UK nationals in Europe.