September 18, 2018 / 10:43 AM / a year ago

UK government will carefully consider post-Brexit immigration advice

FILE PHOTO: UK Border control is seen in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s interior ministry said on Tuesday it would consider a report from the Migration Advisory Committee on immigration after Brexit, adding the government wanted European Union citizens to continue to play a positive role in Britain.

“We will carefully consider the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendations before setting out further detail on the UK’s future immigration system,” a spokeswoman for the Home Office said in response to the report which suggested that EU citizens should not be given preferential treatment.

“The government is clear that EU citizens play an important and positive role in our economy and society and we want that to continue after we leave.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan; editing by William James

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