Inquiry - Immigration


About the Inquiry

An inquiry to explore how the UK’s immigration policy can best respond to Scotland’s demographic and skills needs.

The objective of the inquiry is to seek evidence from organisations and individuals in Scotland on how immigration policy can be developed to reflect and respond to Scotland’s demographic and skills needs.


Call for evidence (closed)

The Committee issued a call for evidence on 20 June 2017. The closing date for submissions was 25 August 2017.

Read the Call for evidence (145KB pdf)

Or, view the call for evidence in Adobe Spark.

Written Evidence

Read the evidence recieved by the Committee

Evidence Sessions

On Thursday 1 November the Committee will take evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee.

Sessions with the Minister

At its meeting on 9 November 2017 the Committee took evidence from the Minister for International Development and Europe. Find out more in the below links:  

Papers for Meeting 9 November 2017 (180KB pdf)
Official Report of Meeting 9 November 2017
Minutes for Meeting 9 November (40KB pdf)

Useful Links

In 2016/17 the Committee held an inquiry on The EU referendum and its implications for Scotland. Some of the evidence heard and papers/briefings are a useful link to this inquiry. Find out more in the following link:

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee inquiry: The EU referendum and its implications for Scotland


On 24 October 2018, the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development on the Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population:

On 14 November 2018, the Committee wrote to the Home Secretary:

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