Family Migration Inquiry Report Launch

10 June 2013 - House of Commons

The inquiry was launched by a Committee of the APPG on Migration in November 2012 to examine the impact of certain new rules on family migration that came into effect in July 2012. In particular, the Committee reviewed the impact of the new minimum annual income requirement of £18,600 for British nationals and permanent residents seeking to bring non-EEA spouses or partners to the UK (and the requirements where there are children), and the new rules on sponsorship of non-EEA adult/elderly dependents applying to come to the UK.

Committee members were Baroness Hamwee (Chair), Virendra Sharma (Vice-Chair), Viscount Bridgeman, Kate Green MP, Lord Hussain, Sarah Teather MP and Lord Teverson.

The launch heard the findings of the inquiry, and discussed its recommendations to the government. 


  • Virendra Sharma MP - Labour MP, Vice Chair of Family Migration Committee
  • Sarah Teather MP - Liberal Democrat MP, Member of Family Migration Committee
  • Kate Green MP - Shadow Equalities Minister, Member of Family Migration Committee
  • Ruth Grove-White - Migrants Rights Network


  • Baroness Hamwee

Also in attendance

  • Chris Bryant MP
  • Baroness Lister
  • Jack Dromey MP
  • David Ward MP
  • Paul Blomfield MP
  • The Rt. Revd Bishop of Ripon & Leeds
  • Sheila Gilmore MP
  • Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville
  • Lord Avebury
  • Lord Roger Roberts