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Dr Cameron, Chair of the APPG, Raises Important Parliamentary Questions About Freedom Of Movement

Updated: Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Lisa Cameron MP has been busy asking very relevant questions around passporting for the APPG, as the UK leaves the EU and we prepare to facilitate possible changes to workers’ rights and freedom of movement.

Earlier this month, Dr Cameron asked this question: here. Q Asked by Dr Lisa Cameron(East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)Asked on: 02 July 2018 Home OfficeArts: Visas159638 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps as part of the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU to seek the creation of a visa system between the UK and EU countries to meet the needs of the creative sector. A Answered by: Caroline Nokes Answered on: 09 July 2018 The Government is considering a range of options for the future immigration system. We will​ ​build​ ​a​ ​comprehensive​ ​picture​ ​of​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​and​ ​interests​ ​of​ ​all​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​the​ ​UK, including​ ​different​ ​sectors,​ ​businesses​ ​and​ ​communities,​ ​and​ ​look​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​a system​ ​that​ ​works​ ​for​ ​all.​ We will make decisions on the future immigration system based on evidence and engagement. That is why we have asked the independent Migration Advisory Committee to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU. When building the new system, various aspects including the creative sector will be taken into account, to ensure the future immigration system works for sectors. We will set out proposals later this year.

Then this week, Dr. Cameron asked PM Theresa May about freedom of movement for creative in Parliamentary Questions. Watch the footage here. Theresa May reassures Dr Cameron that the government’s white paper will go some way to allaying her understandable fears.

In June last month, Dr Cameron also raised questions around sustainability of worker talent and access the industry in a post-Brexit market.

Q Asked by Dr Lisa Cameron(East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)[N] Asked on: 20 June 2018 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and SportArts: Sustainable Development155832 To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking in negotiations with the EU to ensure the sustainability of the UK creative sector after the UK leaves the EU. A Answered by: Margot James Answered on: 25 June 2018 We are working closely with the Creative Industries sector to understand the potential impacts and opportunities presented by the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The Secretary of State and I hosted a series of roundtable discussions about the UK’s exit with industry representatives from all nine sub-sectors of the Creative Industries, and departmental officials are also in regular contact with stakeholders from these industries to look at the specific concerns of the sectors. In her Mansion House speech, the Prime Minister spoke of her desire to establish with the EU a ‘far reaching pact’ on education and culture similar to that on science and innovation, which could include participation in, and contributions towards, key programmes alongside our European partners.

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