MP calls for urgent progress to reassure British citizens living in EU countries

2nd November 2017

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls urgent progress on negotiations to reasssure British citizens living in EU countries, as well as EU citizens living in the UK.

Does my hon. Friend agree that not only do EU citizens in this country need rapid reassurance of their status, but the very large number of British citizens living in a host of EU countries need the same reassurance? When does he expect to conclude this agreement?

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. That is why it is very important that we work through the detail of this agreement to show how it works on both sides, and that it can deliver both for EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU. As I have said, the talks have been constructive and we believe that we are within touching distance of reaching a full agreement.

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