The Government's negotiating objectives: the rights of UK and EU citizens Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Our inquiry

The rights that come with free movement

The numbers of people involved

2 Uncertainty and the need for early resolution

Concerns of EU nationals in the UK

Concerns of UK nationals living in other European countries

Healthcare and pensions

3 The Government’s position

Government’s response after the referendum result

The Lancaster House speech

Unilateral decision and reciprocity

Status of EU nationals and the negotiations

Lobbying other European governments

4 Identifying and registering qualifying EU nationals

Permanent residency

The permanent residence application process

Refusals and invalid applications

Home Office capacity

What the Government needs to consider in a reformed system


Qualifying date

Northern Ireland and the border


What do we do with the people who do not qualify?

5 A new immigration system

EU migration to the UK

The Lancaster House speech and the White Paper on Immigration

The objectives of a new system

Importance of EEA migrants in the UK workforce

Possible framework for future EU migration in the UK

Adopting the same system for EEA and non-EEA citizens

Retaining an element of free movement

Work permits

Geographic flexibility

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

3 March 2017