Comment on the end of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme

September 12, 2013

Welcoming the Government’s decision to bring to an end the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

‘This decision has to be right. We now have a labour market of 500 million in the European Union, it simply makes no sense to bring in unskilled workers from outside.  This decision is a welcome indication that the Government is serious about reducing immigration. It can only be helpful to the young British workers seeking their first job.‘

Note to Editors:
See here for the Written Statement to Parliament from the Minister for Immigration, Mark Harper.

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