Parliamentary answer on Births to Foreign Born Parents in London in 2015

2 December 2016

A parliamentary answer delivered on 22 November 2016 to Sir Nicholas Soames’ question on the proportion of births in London to foreign born parents revealed that the percentage of births in London in 2015 where either one or both parents were foreign born was 69%. Almost half of all births in London in 2015 were […]

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Parliamentary answers on training places for medical and nursing students

7 April 2016

A parliamentary answer delivered by Health Minister Ben Gummer to Sir Nicholas Soames on 11th March shows that there was a cut in nurse training places up until 2013 which has now been reversed (see link). Another parliamentary answer, also delivered by Mr Gummer on 11th March, shows the number of medical trainees who entered or were projected to […]

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‘EU will be unable to cope with asylum crisis without significant legal and administrative changes’

10 February 2016

A review of the legal and policy framework is now essential if the EU is to cope with the huge number of migrants and asylum seekers flowing into Southern Europe. That is the conclusion of a report  issued today by Migration Watch UK.   Almost 1.3 million applications for asylum were lodged in the EU […]

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‘This open-door immigration policy can’t go on’ – Sir Nicholas Soames and Frank Field in The Telegraph

25 January 2016

This past week has seen growing confusion, indeed, chaos as the EU struggles to tackle the huge flow of migrants and asylum seekers that has continued even in the winter months. The spectre of compulsory quotas of asylum seekers has raised its head once again, albeit vigorously opposed by the East Europeans. Fortunately the UK […]

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Sir Nicholas Soames and Frank Field call on the Minister for Immigration to introduce Identity Cards

12 January 2016

Sir Nicholas and Frank Field are Co-Chairmen of the Cross-Party Group on Balanced Migration. Oral Questions Home Department Monday 11th January, 2016 Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex) (Con): Would my right hon. Friend reconsider the question of ID cards, not only in respect of immigration and the introduction of many digital services for all our […]

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Telegraph Online – ‘ID cards are a good idea – and now is the time to talk about them’

10 December 2015

We must put the security of our realm at centre stage and look again at Labour’s identity card scheme By Frank Field MP and Nicholas Soames MP The biggest mistake of the coalition government was to scrap Labour’s identity card scheme just as it was nearing fruition. Now, in the aftermath of Paris, the security […]

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