Immigration policy: basis for building consensus Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Background to our inquiry

Public debate

2 Immigration policy should be informed by honest and open debate and supported by evidence

Targets and forecasts

Entry and Exit data

Illegal immigration data

Economic data

Challenging misconceptions

Annual Migration Report

3 Fair and clear rules need to be properly enforced


Errors and delays

Enforcement and control

Hostile environment

Immigration detention

Criminal and security checks

4 There should be different approaches for different types of immigration

Migration to study

Humanitarian protection

Right to family life

5 Immigration should work for the economic and social interests of the UK and its citizens

Work and benefits

High skilled migration

Skills gaps

Low skilled migration

6 Action is needed to address the impact of immigration on local communities

Increased demand for public services


English language lessons

Locally-led integration strategy


Local and regional impact

Regional immigration policy

7 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

12 January 2018