» Monday, May 14, 2007


Asked if the Prime Minister had any sympathy with Councils when official figures showed that that number of immigrants was putting pressure on services such as schools, the PMOS replied that Liam Byrne had set out the position very well this morning: we were introducing a points system; we were establishing an independent commission that would advise on what skills this country needs; we were also setting up an impact forum, to bring together all the relevant bodies in areas where migration has made an impact. Against that however, we also had to bear in mind that the benefits of migration amounted to around £½billion a day. So in terms of the benefits we had to be cognisant of that, while at the same time recognising that in some areas there were particular pressures on schools for example, which was why we had set out the measures we had.

Asked if we thought there was a problem with the official figures, the PMOS replied that that was a mater for the ONS.

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  1. I wonder if there is a single soul who could believe
    those faceless spinners

    Comment by Ganzo — 14 May 2007 on 6:49 pm | Link

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