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Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
01-Jul-11 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK immigration too high?
Subject: RE: BS: UK immigration too high?
Almost half a million people were added to the UK population last year the highest level since 1962 and the start of the last baby boom, figures revealed yesterday.

New migrants accounted for almost half the increase while the number of births hit a 20 year high.

However, the increase in children was also partly down to a rise in migrant mothers meaning immigration had both a direct and indirect impact on population growth, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

The trend means enough people to fill the city of Manchester were added to the country last year and, if it that rate continues, the population will hit the 70 million mark by 2026.

The growing figures are a fresh headache for the Government which has pledged to slash immigration.