Valerie chairs Westminster Hall debate

On Monday 7 March 2016, as an elected member of the Panel of Chairs, I chaired a Westminster Hall debate on E-petition 118060 relating to the income threshold for non-EU citizens settling in the UK.


In April 2016 the Home Office are introducing a pay threshold for people to remain here, after already working here for 5 years. This only affects non-EU citizens that earn under £35,000 a year, which unfairly discriminates against charity workers, nurses, students and others.


The E-petition 118060 calls for this measure to be removed.


You can watch the full debate and read the Government’s response on this topic here: