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

Comment on ONS population projections

29 October 2015

Commenting on today’s population forecast, Frank Field MP and Sir Nicholas Soames MP, co-chairmen of the Cross-Party Group on Balanced Migration, said: “The Office for National Statistics have set out in stark terms the consequences of not reducing immigration to the UK. They project that if net migration is 185,000 per annum our population will […]

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Frank Field in the Telegraph-‘Labour and Tories will be ‘broken up’ by immigration’

22 December 2014

Labour and the Conservatives could both break up because they have failed to recognise the scale of public feeling over immigration, a senior Labour MP has said. Frank Field, a former welfare minister, suggested that increasing numbers of MPs will reject their own parties’ policies on immigration and run for election making their own independent […]

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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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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.