Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ministers Back-Track on Foreign Worker List

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ministers Back-Track on Foreign Worker List

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TOP government ministers have ruled out forcing companies to publish lists of their foreign workers, as a former Tory cabinet member suggested plans to collect the data were "repugnant". Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Education Secretary Justine Greening insisted the information was aimed at improving government investment in skills training, and said it would never be made public or used for "naming and shaming".

The plans were announced at the Tory conference by Home Secretary Amber Rudd and have been widely condemned.

Business groups rounded on the plans, while David Cameron's former senior adviser Steve Hilton branded them "divisive, repugnant, and insanely bureaucratic" - a view shared by former education secretary Nicky Morgan.

Ms Morgan said: "I think it's a really inadvisable way to proceed.

"The trouble with these sorts of policies is that they send out a message about the party, about the way we want to approach people coming to this country, bringing their talents, their skills here. …

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