Home Office challenged to give their own projections after questioning figures on the scale of migration into the UK
August 06, 2002
Following claims that figures on the scale of net inward migration
UK from independent think-tank MigrationwatchUK were flawed, the group's
Chairman has challenged the Home Office to give their own projections.
'Our figures are based on the Home Offices' own statistics so it is
difficult to see where we can be criticised,' said Sir Andrew Green,
who heads the non-political group. 'But if, as reported in some of
today's newspapers, they disagree with our numbers and the methodology
behind them they should say precisely why.
'In doing so we would expect them to apply the same level of transparency
and provide the same level of detail as we have, supported by the
sources from which they are drawn, so that they can be examined
as rigorously as ours have been,' he said.