Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

Supplementary written evidence submitted by Lord Green of Deddington, Chair of Migration Watch UK (ISSB30)

Dear Sir David,

I am writing to correct part of my evidence to your committee on 12 February.

At Q60 in my evidence, I stated: ‘We have looked at that to see what the risks might be, and today we are publishing an estimate that it will lead to net foreign migration of about 430,000 a year in a few years’ time. It could even hit half a million unless serious moves are taken to reduce it. From that figure, you have to subtract roughly 50,000 a year, which is the 10-year average of British emigration. You are looking at something like 380,000 net migration quite soon, which is higher than the previous peak of 340,000.’

However, this was based on a report that we withdrew on 13 February due to an error in calculation. I apologise to the committee for this mistaken evidence and I will send you a revised version of the report in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Green

14 February 2019

 

Prepared 25th February 2019