Rights of UK citizens living in the EU probed further
11 February 2020
The EU Justice Sub-Committee has written again to Ministers, seeking clarity on the position of UK citizens who live in the EU
- Letter dated 11 February 2020 from Lord Morris, Chair of EU Justice Sub-Committee to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
- Letter dated 30 January 2020 from James Duddridge MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to Lord Morris, Chair of EU Justice Sub-Committee
- Inquiry: Citizens' Rights
- EU Justice Sub-Committee
Following an evidence session in October 2019, the Committee wrote to the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, James Duddridge MP, asking what steps the Government was taking to protect the rights of UK citizens living in the EU after Brexit, particularly in relation to access to healthcare, higher education, pensions and social security.
A brief response was received on 30 January, but the Committee is not satisfied that their questions have been answered. They have, therefore, written to the Government again, requesting an up-to-date assessment of the arrangements that have been made for UK citizens' in each Member State and for information on how many of the estimated 1.3 million UK nationals in the EU have now secured their residence rights.