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Immigration Controls

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will commission an independent inquiry into the socio-economic effects of the (a) new points-based immigration system and (b) new civil penalties regime. (250599)

Significant policy proposals, such as the statements of intent for the various tiers of the points-based system, are regularly referred to the migration impacts forum in order to obtain the forum’s view on the likely impacts of those policies on the UK.