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Net migration fallen by a quarter

Thursday, November 29 2012

net migration down

Latest provisional figures from the Office of National Statistics, for the year ending March 2012, show that net migration has fallen.

Inward migration to the UK stood at 536,000 people in the year ending March 2012, which is lower than the 578,000 who immigrated the previous year and the lowest immigration figure since 2004.

The figures also showed that 353,000 people emigrated from the UK in the year ending March 2012. This is higher than emigration figures from the previous year.

This significant fall in net migration shows our policies are bringing immigration back under control and that we are on course to bring migration down from the hundreds of thousands, to the tens of thousands, by the next election.