[Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair] — Immigration

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 17th July 2007.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Conservative, Castle Point 9:30 am, 17th July 2007

The first time. We have an additional 300,000 immigrants each year. At the same time, we have a Government who are paying to keep out of employment about 17 per cent. of the potential work force, and we have a critical housing shortage. Does my hon. Friend link those matters together, and does he think that policy should control them?