UK: Number of Households — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 29th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Green of Deddington Lord Green of Deddington Crossbench 2:52 pm, 29th June 2015

My Lords, I declare an interest as chairman of Migration Watch. I thank the Minister for her reply, which suggests that we are now forming new households at the rate of about one million every five years. Does the noble Baroness agree that the proportion of new households that have an immigrant head is a major factor in housing demand? Is she aware that, today, the Office for National Statistics has published a table showing that almost all households in the last four years were headed by someone born overseas? Finally, will she make sure that future publications by her department make absolutely clear the impact of immigration on housing, a major concern to the British public?