To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to reform the immigration procedures for applicants from (a) Commonwealth countries, (b) EU member states and (c) other countries when the UK leaves the EU.
2 July 2018
The Government is considering a range of options for the future immigration system and will set out proposals later this year. We will build a comprehensive picture of the needs and interests of all parts of the UK, including different sectors, businesses and communities, and look to develop a system that works for all.
That is why we have asked the independent Migration Advisory Committee to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The MAC published an interim report on 27 March and we are considering it very closely. However, they have been clear that their analysis is not complete so it would be wrong to pre-empt their final report due in September
The Government will have sufficient time to take account of the MAC’s advice when making any final decisions about our future immigration system, which would be implemented from 2021 after the end of the implementation period.