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 […]
Yesterday, a debate was held in Westminster Hall in response to a successful e-petition regarding immigration from Romania and Bulgaria. The full transcript can be read here bit.ly/14LO5Ll . CPG co-chair Nicholas Soames suggested that consideration should be given to whether EU members should have powers, during periods of high unemployment, to restrict the free movement of […]
On the 25th March in the House of Commons, Frank Field MP secured an urgent question to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP. He asked ”what moves the Government intend to take to prevent the National Health Service becoming an international health service.” Nicholas Soames MP asked the Secretary of State for […]
On the 5th March in the House of Commons Frank Field MP secured an urgent question to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He asked ”if he will make a statement on what actions the Government are planning to restrict welfare to newcomers from Bulgaria and Romania from 1 January next year.” In […]
Today Nicholas Soames and Frank Field said: “The Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration warmly welcomes the news that the Government are looking closely at access by new arrivals both to the NHS and to social housing and not before time. The Cross Party Group has vigorously been pressing the Health Secretary to introduce checks […]
Between 1997 and 2010 just over 3 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.
Since 2000 only 20% of net migration has come from the European Union - the rest has originated from countries outside the EU.