Former environment secretary and North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson says the issue of getting enough seasonal workers to UK farms has always been an issue.
A BBC survey has found that British salad and fruit producers are having trouble recruiting pickers. More than half say they don't know if they'll have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops.
Many growers blame the weak pound and uncertainty over Brexit.
There's no doubt we do need to have a scheme which can bring in targeted skilled workers whether they are fruit pickers or eye surgeons."