Following the publication of the latest immigration statistics, Frank Field and Nicholas Soames of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration said: ”These figures confirm that government policy is working where it can. But the increase in EU migration clearly poses new issues.”
On the 30th January, Co-chair Nicholas Soames spoke at the third reading of the Immigration Bill. He stressed that any well-functioning immigration system needed to tackle illegal immigration. He also suggested the government take another look at the idea of using identity cards to gain access to the NHS and other public services. The full […]
Following today’s new ONS population projection, Frank Field MP and Nicholas Soames MP of the Cross-Party Group on Balanced Migration said: “These new figures underline the importance of getting immigration back under control and keeping it there. If net migration were allowed to drift back up to 225,000 a year the UK population in mid […]
On the 22nd October, a debate was held in Parliament at the second reading of the Immigration Bill. During the debate, CPG co-chair Nicholas Soames said that the Bill was necessary to restore order to the immigration system after the arrival of 4 million migrants under the last Labour government. He also said that the […]
Following the publication of the Government’s Immigration Bill, Frank Field MP and Nicholas Soames MP of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration said: “We welcome the proposals in the Government’s Immigration Bill. There are two sides to the immigration coin. We wish to welcome those who will contribute to our society, but we must […]
Frank Field and Nicholas Soames, reacting to the provisions in The Queen’s Speech, commented: “The Queen’s Speech provides another important success for the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. Restricting free access to health care for people who have recently arrived in this country and those who have stayed illegally has been a measure that […]
Between 1997 and 2010 nearly four million migrants came to the UK while one million British citizens emigrated.
England along with Holland is now the most crowded country in Europe. Excluding small islands and city states we are the sixth most crowded country in the World.
According to official projections, immigration at current levels will add about 7 million to the population of England by 2027 - equivalent to 7 cities the size of Birmingham. Just over two thirds of this increase will be due to immigration.
According to the government's household projections, a new home for immigrants will need to be built every seven minutes for the next 20 years or so.
In the last decade only around one third of net migration came from the European Union - the rest originated from countries outside the EU.