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Migrant Workers: Clergy

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 240470, tabled on 3 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Ireland about its ability to host for indefinite periods seconded clergy from (a) Poland and (b) other EU Member States after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

11 April 2019

The Home Office is the lead Department in relation to these issues. I understand that the Minister of State for Immigration wrote to faith leaders in mid-December, setting out both the detail and rationale for the changes and guidance is currently being prepared.