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Food: Scotland

Question for Home Office

UIN 117210, tabled on 4 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with representatives of the Scottish food processing industry on that industry’s immigration needs after the ULK leaves the EU.

Answered on

7 December 2017

After we leave the EU we will put in place an immigration system which works in the best interests of the whole of the UK. Crucial to the development of this new immigration system will be the views from a range of businesses, including those in agriculture and the food and drink industries.

We have asked the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to assess the impact of immigration in the UK. We are carefully considering the options for the future immigration system and will set out our plans shortly.

The Prime Minister has clearly set out the need for an implementation period after we leave the EU so that both the EU and the UK can prepare for the future arrangements, to avoid a cliff edge and ensure that businesses and individuals only have to plan for one major set of changes.

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