The government has this month reappointed the following members of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC):
- Professor David Metcalf CBE was reappointed on 5 August 2010 for a further 3 years;
- Professor Jonathan Wadsworth and Dr Martin Ruhs were reappointed on 15 November 2010 for a further 3 years; and
- Dr Diane Coyle OBE and Professor Rob Wilson were reappointed on 15 November 2010 for a further 2 years.
MAC was set up by the Home Office to provide transparent, independent and evidence-based advice on UK migration issues. For example the evidence MAC supplies to the government is used when deciding on the Shortage Occupations list and the interim migration cap, recently ruled unlawful following a judicial review. Source: UK Border Agency.
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