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Majority of New UK Homes have Foreign-born Figurehead

According to a recently released report from MigrationWatch UK – an organisation which campaigns for stricter immigration control, immigration data from the Office for National Statistics, indicates that since 1997, approximately 66 per cent of new households created have a figurehead who was born outside the UK.

Back in 1997, according to the Office for National Statistics, there were approximately 24 million households with birthplace data available, of which 1.98 million were headed an individual who was born outside of the UK.

Of the 2.7 million new households established in the UK since 1997, is suggested that in the region on 1.8 million have a senior figure out with the United Kingdom.

Commenting, perhaps rather controversially, Lord Green of Deddington, the Chairman of MigrationWatch UK, stated:

"Communities all over the country are being asked to accept new housing developments without being told that, across the country, most of the additional households are nowadays due to immigration.

"It is surely obvious that, a major reduction in immigration is essential to reduce the acute pressure on housing which we are now facing.

"We call for the government to publish an official estimate of the impact of immigration on housing demand – past, present and future.

"This has to be a key part of any informed debate about both immigration and housing."

It is believed that, since 1996, somewhere in there region of 180,000 new dwellings have been built each year.

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