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Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff in her Department work on assessing the effects of migration on public services. (202870)

Home Office and UK Border Agency officials across various teams spend part of their time working on the impacts of migration, including on public services. UKBA policies look to balance economic need with the impacts of migration on communities, and public services in particular. We have established the Migration Advisory Committee to look at the economic aspects, and the Migration Impacts Forum to look at the social aspects of this. Communities and Local Government lead on the impacts of migration across Government.