Migration Watch UK Press Comment on Immigration Under Labour

February 28, 2014

The ONS have today adjusted the net migration statistics between 2001 and 2011 to reflect the results of the 2011 Census. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

"Having discovered that the Census found nearly half a million more East Europeans in Britain than the immigration figures had suggested, the ONS have at last adjusted the official statistics in today’s release. As a result, we can now see that net immigration under Labour peaked at 320,000 in 2004/5 and that total net foreign migration came to nearly 4 million during their period in office"

See Table 1 of today's ONS Migration Statistics Quarterly Report which can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_352080.pdf 

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