Skip to main content

11 October 2022 - Family Migration - Oral evidence

Committee Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Inquiry Family Migration

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Start times: 10:00am (private) 10:00am (public)

Add to calendar

Lords Committee gathers evidence about family migration policies in other countries

The Justice and Home Affairs Committee is holding its fourth oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into family migration.




Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Family Migration
Professor, Faculty of Law at University of Toronto
Research Professor at Nordland Research Institute
Associate Professor in Political Science at University of Amsterdam
At 11:30am: Private discussion
Inquiry Family Migration

The Committee is considering family migration policies in Canada, the Netherlands, and Norway to compare them with UK family migration policies. It seeks to identify best practices, lessons learnt, and potential synergies. The evidence received may inspire recommendations in the Committee’s report.

Possible questions

  • In your jurisdiction, who counts as “family” according to your immigration rules? Does it reflect contemporary societal understandings of “family”?
  • How are the best interests of the child protected in practice in your respective jurisdictions?
  • In the UK, a “financial requirement” aims to ensure that migrants coming on a family visa do not represent a burden on public finances. Do family migration policies pursue a similar objective in your respective jurisdictions? If so, how is it achieved and to what effect?
  • What are the main criticisms of family migration policies in your respective jurisdictions? How do they compare with those in the UK (family separation, delays, costs, complexity, need for and availability of legal advice, etc.)?
  • Seen from outside the UK, what is the most noteworthy feature of UK family migration policies?

Further information


Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

How to attend