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Foreign Workers

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the definition is of a temporary worker under Mode 4 of the General Agreement on Trade in Services; how such workers will be identified; and how their departure from the UK at the end of their contract will be enforced. (253507)

[holding answer 2 February 2009]: The definition of a temporary worker under Mode 4 of the General Agreement on Trade in Services can be found in the current European Union services offer in the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations on the World Trade Organisation website:

www.wto.org

Intra company transferees coming to the United Kingdom under Mode 4 of the General Agreement on Trade in Services will be required to qualify under the Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfers) category of the Points-Based System. Contractual Service Suppliers coming to the United Kingdom under Mode 4 of the General Agreement on Trade in Services will be required to qualify under Tier 5 (Temporary Workers)—International Exchange sub-category of the Points-Based System.