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Immigration: Economic Effects

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

16. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research she has commissioned and evaluated on the effects of immigration on the economy. (188130)

I refer the hon. Member to the October submission by the Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs.

That report provides an overview of recent evidence on the economic impact of immigration, and estimates that in 2006, new migration added about £6 billion to economic growth.