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Turkey: Migration

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the migration consequences for the UK of Turkish membership of the EU; what assessment he has made of these migration consequences; what account he has taken of migration in formulating UK policy on Turkish membership; and if he will make a statement. (177462)

The Government have not commissioned any research specifically on the migration consequences for the UK of Turkish membership of the EU. The European Commission prepared an assessment of Turkish membership before the EU opened negotiations with Turkey in 2005 and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House.