EU Migration

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4590
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following your call for the introduction of quotas on the numbers of EU migrants coming to Britain, what effect might this have on London's economy and have you discussed this matter with members of the LEP?

Answer

Answer for EU Migration

Answer for EU Migration

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to arguing to government for a fair but firm immigration control, which ensures London's economy continues to attract skilled and talented people from around the world. As part of the potential EU renegotiations, I have asked them to consider visa route arrangements for the Commonwealth.

The LEP understands the importance of a visa system which means the brightest and the best are able to work in London. It has identified science and tech as two areas where a responsive visa system is important to support innovation and growth.