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Accession Country Migrants

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the estimated number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants likely to enter the UK in 2007 following EU accession is; (92504)

(2) if he will make a statement on how migrants from Bulgaria and Romania will be managed following the accession of those countries to the EU.

The Government have stated that gradual access to the UK’s labour market will be provided to Bulgarian and Romanian nationals when those countries join the EU on 1 January 2007. Details of those measures will be provided to Parliament later this month.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the proposed reforms in the way statistics for migrant workers from EU countries are calculated. (92507)

The Home Department has no current plans to change the way in which we collect statisticsfor migrant workers from EU countries.