Creative and Cultural Industries: Impact of Visa and Immigration Policies

Debate between Lord McNally and Lord Cashman
Tuesday 25th July 2023

(12 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord McNally Portrait Lord McNally (LD)
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My Lords, I am sorry not to give way to the noble Lord.

The Minister’s assurances roll over the Dispatch Box like treacle. Is he not aware that organisations as diverse as BECTU, the technicians’ trade union, and Barbican, the arts centre, are making exactly the same complaints as his noble friend just made? Is not the root cause of this that Brexit, far from being oven-ready, is half-baked and has left our creative industries in particular bereft of support?