Immigration Minister to be questioned on EU Agenda on Migration
8 July 2015
On Wednesday 8 July, the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee will take evidence from James Brokenshire MP, Minster of State for Immigration, on the European Agenda on Migration.
- Parliament TV: Watch the evidence session
- EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
- EU Commission Communication: Agenda on Migration
The evidence session will provide an update on the Government's position on the 27 May 2015 EU Commission Communication on a European Agenda on Migration.
The evidence session will take place on Wednesday 8 July in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.
- At 10.15am: James Brokenshire MP, Minister of State for Immigration
- Does the Government believe that the Agenda on Migration strikes the correct balance between immediate action and longer term solutions to the global migration crisis?
- What resources has the Government made available to address the crisis in the Mediterranean?
- Following the JHA Council meeting on 16 July 2015 Several delegations from Member States stressed the necessity to strike a balance between solidarity and responsibility. In the Government's opinion, what is the right balance?
- What is the evidence to support the Government's view that relocation and search and rescue mission serve as a pull factor encouraging irregular migration to the EU?
- What is the Government's experience with voluntary relocation schemes?
- Why does the Government think that relocation is "unlikely to prove effective"?
- The Government has stated that it "shares the Commission's desire to prevent further loss of life at sea", and, on a separate occasion, that it "will continue to make an important contribution" to search and rescue missions. How is this reconcilable with the withdrawal of HMS Bulwark from Operation Triton?
- The Government writes that "any sustainable approach to search and rescue [missions] must involve their 'decoupling' from entry into the EU, except where there is a genuine case for asylum". What does this mean?