We believe that immigration should be brought down to the level of emigration

Press Statement from the Balanced Migration Group on the DCLG’s social housing release

16 December 2014

Figures released today  by the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 11% of tenants new to social housing are foreign nationals. This is a nationwide figure. and an increase on the previous year. Commenting on the statistics, Frank Field MP and Sir Nicholas Soames MP, Co-Chairmen of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, […]

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Frank Field discusses the immigration debate

5 December 2014

Co-Chair Frank Field discusses the immigration debate in The Telegraph here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11274871/Immigration-debate-will-get-very-nasty-labour-MP-warns.html​

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Frank Field discusses identity and immigration

Listen to Co-Chair Frank Field discuss identity and immigration on the Today Programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04t6t5t (starts 90 minutes into the programme)  

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Cross Party Group press statement on Prime Minister’s speech

2 December 2014

The Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration welcomes the renewed focus on EU migration contained in the Prime Minister’s speech. While we support the principle of free movement in the EU we face a situation in which net migration from the EU has doubled in two years. The public will rightly expect the government to take measures […]

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We need to jump on the chance presented to us to make our benefits system fairer

12 November 2014

By Frank Field MP The European court decision is great news. We must now show similar courage in this country. By doing so, voters will know our welfare state is there for people who have paid into the system, not those arriving looking for a free handout. Voters are fed up with the system which allows new […]

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Press Statement from the Balanced Migration Group on the demand for housing in London

15 October 2014

Commenting on findings published today by Migration Watch UK on housing in London, Frank Field MP and Sir Nicholas Soames MP, Co-Chairmen of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, said: ‘Just as the Scottish referendum has blown open the British constitution, so has this latest report on housing needs blown open the debate on […]

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Important Facts

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.