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 Lamont of Lerwick Lord Lamont of Lerwick Conservative 2:52 pm, 29th June 2015

My Lords, does my noble friend agree that the country has benefited from both skilled and, to some extent, unskilled immigration, but that the appropriate measure of the extent to which this is so is not GDP growth but GDP per capita? Judged by that standard, the evidence is somewhat doubtful. Does she further agree that GDP growth reflects nothing but population growth, is of no particular economic advantage and, as the noble Lord, Lord Green, has pointed out, merely adds to the pressure on infrastructure and housing?