Oral Answers to Questions Debate

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Department: Home Office

Oral Answers to Questions
Sir Edward Davey Excerpts
Monday 29th October 2018

(1 year, 3 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Sajid Javid Portrait Sajid Javid - Parliament Live - Hansard
29 Oct 2018, 2:54 p.m.

The Government are supporting all those EU citizens who wish to stay in our country. As I said, we actually want them to stay, not just because of the economic benefits they bring but because they are part of our society and part of many of our families. So we want them to stay, and as we have made clear, whether there is a deal or not, they will still be welcome to stay. Our new immigration system will continue to welcome talent from across the world.

Sir Edward Davey Portrait Sir Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton) (LD) - Parliament Live - Hansard
29 Oct 2018, 2:54 p.m.

How does the Home Secretary propose to honour his promises to EU citizens living in the UK and to British citizens in the EU in the event of no deal? Will he now seek to negotiate and ratify a citizens’ rights agreement with the EU that would come into force if there were no wider deal?

Sajid Javid Portrait Sajid Javid - Parliament Live - Hansard
29 Oct 2018, 2:54 p.m.

We have made it clear that if there is no deal—which we do not expect, but we need to plan for all eventualities—all 3.5 million EU citizens in the UK will be allowed to stay and welcome to stay.