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Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the Business Secretary that our immigration policy needed to be as liberal as possible, the PMS said that the Business Secretary’s views did not differ from other remarks by government Ministers; there was a balance to be stuck. We needed to address the concerns of the British people about immigration controls – the Home Secretary had already taken action on this by introducing an interim limit, and there was a consultation ongoing. At the same time we wanted to encourage economic growth and attract the brightest and the best to come and work and study here, which would help us grow our own economy.

Asked if the Prime Minister planned to have the most liberal immigration policy possible, the PMS said that we wanted to ensure that our economy grew and that the immigration policy allowed that, however we wanted to ensure that we reduced immigration as a whole from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands.

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