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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 10th May 2013.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence) 9:34 am, 10th May 2013

The right hon. Gentleman makes a thoughtful speech and brings some balance to the argument on immigration. However, if he looks at Department for Work and Pensions figures, he will see that the majority of immigrants are in work and not claiming benefits. Of those who claim benefits, some have contributed through national insurance. Does he agree that we should look at the facts rather than feed the myths put forward by the press? One fact is that, according to DWP figures, fewer than 2% of applications are fraudulent or bogus.