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Immigration: Points-based System

Volume 691: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Whether they will publish a list of the members of the employers’ task force that has been established to advise on the new points-based system of immigration control; and why no Chinese employers have been invited to participate in this body. [HL2617]

The employers’ task force membership list will be published on the IND website together with the terms of reference as agreed with the employers’ task force.

Members represent both large and small employers, all of whom employ migrants and have an interest in working in partnership with the Home Office to shape migration policy. This is a representative body with interests in the migration system that are strategically important for boosting Britain’s economy.

No specific communities are represented on the task force, as the view was taken that their interests would be represented by task force members who are drawn from the wider business community. Membership is regularly reviewed and supplemented with bilateral and other meetings with other interested bodies.