Immigration Controls

Part of Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:29 pm on 21st October 2008.

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Photo of Anne Main Anne Main Conservative, St Albans 4:29 pm, 21st October 2008

I served on the Communities and Local Government Committee, and the report to which its Chairman referred earlier in the debate touched on exactly that point. The Government were severely criticised for not anticipating the pace of change. The communities that we visited felt the strains of the rapid process of change, and that is exactly what the motion is about. The sheer pace of change, and the volume of people involved, meant that some communities described themselves as feeling overwhelmed.

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