Rt Hon Lord Lilley


    Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ)
    472 c1708-9W
    Lilley, Peter
    Work Permits
    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of the judgment in the case of Regina (Payir and others) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Case C-294/06 in the Court of Justice of the European Communities) for the provision of work permits by the UK under EU association agreements with (a) Turkey and (b) other countries; and if he will make a statement.
    Home Office
    Byrne, Liam
    [holding answer 26 February 2008]: I have been asked to reply.The Government are carefully considering the outcome of the judgment in the case of Payir and Ozturk (Case C-294/06). Our initial assessment indicates that the judgment will have no direct effect on the issue of work permits to Turkish nationals.Other international agreements do not have the same provisions as the EU-Turkey agreement.
    House of Commons (HoC)
    Commons Chamber