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Immigration: South East

Home Department written question – answered on 24th May 2012.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of the current level of immigration

(1) on local public services in the South East;

(2) on social housing in London and the South East.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

No assessment has been made of the impacts of migration at the regional level. The independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published an analysis of the impacts of migration on 10 January 2012. This covered UK labour market, public service and social impacts and was informed by research commissioned by the Committee from the London School of Economics on the impact of migration on access to housing and the housing market, and from Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini on the impact of migration on the provision of UK public services. The MAC'S report and accompanying research are available on the Home Office website at:

The Home Office is currently undertaking research to build a picture of the local impacts of non-EEA migration to the UK. The resulting data will enable an assessment of the impact of migration on public services, such as social housing, at the regional level. The research will report in 2013.

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