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Musicians: EU Countries

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL7125, tabled on 21 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the Churchill Lecture delivered by Lord Frost at the University of Zurich on 15 March; and in particular, his suggestion that "we should take another look at mobility issues" affecting the UK and the EU.

Answered on

4 April 2022

The Government has fulfilled its commitment to the British public to take back control of our borders and introduce a single global immigration system. We have clarified mobility arrangements under the new system when concerns have been raised, including in the case of musicians travelling between the UK and EU. On youth mobility, we remain open to negotiating reciprocal Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) arrangements with other countries and territories, including the EU or nations within it. The UK has 10 successful youth mobility schemes and we are looking to agree more.