Deidre Brock – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Deidre Brock on 2016-05-26.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on whether non-UK EU citizens will have to leave the UK after the two-year Article 50 negotiation period in the event of the UK leaving the EU.

James Brokenshire

Should there be a vote to leave, we will need to follow the rules for exit, which are set out in Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. This is the only lawful route available to withdraw from the EU.

Article 50 provides for a two year negotiation, which would cover the UK’s access to the EU’s Single Market, including the free movement of people.