Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|17 Nov 2017, 9:21 a.m.||Skilled Workers||Siobhain McDonagh|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what external engagement her Department is engaged in to improve its understanding of the importance to the UK economy of access to mid-skilled labour or labour rated at Standard Occupational Classification skill levels 2 and 3; and if she will make a statement.
Answer (Brandon Lewis)
We are considering a range of options for our future immigration arrangements and are clear that we must manage the process properly so that the system serves the national interest.
On 27 July 2017, we commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. As part of this, the MAC has been asked to consider a number of factors including skill level.
They are due to report on their findings in September 2018.
Full details about the MAC commission can be found at: