Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership

Immigration is a reserved matter, meaning policy and legislation on migration is decided at Westminster rather than by the devolved administration. There are, however, a plethora of policy issues directly related to migration which have local impact and are subject to decision-making at the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership seeks to increase representation of regionally specific issues in national immigration policy, as well as promoting awareness and mainstreaming of migration issues in the wider policy field in Northern Ireland. It does this through:

  • Promoting relevant policy consultation processes;
  •  Identifying key stakeholders and providing information and explanatory notes about ongoing consultations;
  • Organising consultation events for wider stakeholders; and
  • Producing responses on behalf of the Partnership Board to relevant consultations.

The Partnership have provided responses to a number of relevant consultations some of which can be viewed below:

NI Assembly
Date Download
The Executive Office consultation on Programme for Government Framework 2016 - 21
 July 2016
 NISMP Response
  Department of Justice Consultation on Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy
Aug 2015
NISMP Response
 DoE Consultation on Draft Statutory Guidance for the Operation of Community Planning
  Feb 2015
 NISMP Response
Department of Employment and Learning: Employment Law Review
Nov 2013
 NISMP Response
Department of Education Consultation on Putting Pupils First - Reforming the Common funding Scheme
 Oct 2013 

 

Home Office
Date Download
 Tackling Exploitation in the Labour Market
 Dec 2015
 NISMP consultation response: Tackling Exploitation in the Labour Market
 Briefing to NI MPs on the Immigration Bill 2015
 Nov 2015
 NISMP Briefing for Northern Ireland MPs: Immigration Bill 2015
 Reforming Support for Failed Asylum Seekers and other Illegal Migrants
 Sept 2015
 NISMP Response: Reforming Support for Failed Asylum Seekers
 Evidence to the Public Bill Committee on the Immigration Bill
 October 2013
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Response to Home Office Consultation: Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation
August 2013

Response to Home Office Consultation: Strengthening and simplifying the civil penalty scheme to prevent illegal working
August 2013

 Response to Home Office Consultation on Family Migration
 Oct 2011
 /DataEditorUploads/Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership Response Family Migration I.docx
 Response to Home Office Consultation on Employment Related Settlement
 Sept 2011
 /DataEditorUploads/NISMP Response - UKBA Employment-Related Settlement Final Draft.docx

 

Migration Advisory Committee
Date Download
 Response to Migration Advisory Committee Call for Evidence: Minimum Salary Thresholds for Tier 2
 July 2015
 NISMP Response
Response to Migration Advisory Committee Call for Evidence: Review of the shortage occupation lists for the UK


 


Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership