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

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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Co-Chair Frank Field discusses renegotiation of EU free movement

6 October 2014

On Saturday, 4th October 2014, Co-Chair of the Balanced Migration group Frank Field appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today to discuss the renegotiation of EU free movement. You can listen to the interview here (interview starts about 1hr 20 mins in): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04k2lqq    

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Press Statement from the Balanced Migration Group on the latest Immigration Statistics

22 May 2014

Commenting on today’s net migration figures, Frank Field MP and Nicholas Soames MP, co-chairmen of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration said:   ‘These new figures illustrate the difficulty of getting immigration down as the British public most certainly want. They also confirm the need for a target as a focus for government policy. Without […]

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Statement on the Latest Immigration Statistics

27 February 2014

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.”  

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Co-Chair Nicholas Soames speaks at Commons Debate on Immigration Bill

30 January 2014

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 […]

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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.