February 21, 2012
Today it was revealed, in response to a parliamentary question from the Rt. Hon. Nicholas Soames MP, Co-Chairman of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, that in 2010 two thirds of all births in London are to parents where one or both are foreign born. This rises to 84% in Newham and 81% in Westminster. The figure is below 50% in only six of the 32 London boroughs. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green said:
"These extraordinary figures illustrate the huge and rapid change that is taking place in our capital city. They illustrate the way in which London is being changed beyond recognition and on a scale and at a speed that makes successful integration so much more difficult. It is a stark reminder to the government to stick to their promise to get net migration down to the tens of thousands by the end of this Parliament."