Bishop of Leeds asks about effect of UK leaving the EU on UK nationals living abroad

BpLeeds2On the 4th, 9th & 14th March 2016 the Bishop of Leeds received written answers to questions about the implications for UK citizens overseas if the UK should decide to leave the EU.

The Lord Bishop of Leeds: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of a decision by the UK to leave the EU for those UK nationals resident in other EU member states. [HL6398]

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: There are approximately 2 million UK citizens living, working and travelling in the other 27 Member States of the EU. They all currently enjoy a range of specific rights to live, to work and access to pensions, health care and public services that are only guaranteed because of EU law. There would be no requirement under EU law for these rights to be maintained if the UK left the EU. Should an agreement be reached to maintain these rights, the expectation must be that this would have to be reciprocated for EU citizens in the UK.

(Via Parliament.UK)


The Lord Bishop of Leeds: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial costs to other EU member states of the social security benefits received by UK nationals resident in those member states. [HL6397]

Lord Freud: We do not hold this information.

(via Parliament.uk)


 

The Lord Bishop of Leeds: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK nationals are resident in the other EU member states. [HL6396]
Baroness Anelay of St Johns: There are approximately 2 million UK citizens living, working and travelling in the other 27 Member States of the EU

(via Parliament.uk)