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Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

Volume 702: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will lift the current restrictions on the Seasonal Workers Agriculture Scheme and allow a further 5,000 permits to be granted. [HL3708]

For 2008, the quota for the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme is 16,250. There are no plans to lift the current restrictions or allow an increase in the quota.