Visit to China - Change in immigration rules (5)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4142
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What assessment have you made of the likely loss of and withdrawal of  investment in London from China as the consequence of the Government's retrospective change in the immigration rules  which  disadvantage Chinese nationals who are already living in the UK from getting indefinite leave to remain?

Answer

Answer for Visit to China - Change in immigration rules (5)

Answer for Visit to China - Change in immigration rules (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have not commissioned an assessment into the consequences of asking anyone who wishes to settle permanently in the UK be able to speak English at a basic level. The new rule does not have an impact on immigration rules for investment.