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Home Office in the media

Home Office in the media: 24 February 2017

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Home Office in the media

Today's Home Office-related news includes coverage of the latest net migration figures and comments made by the Security Minister in Parliament yesterday.

Net migration statistics

There is widespread print coverage of the latest net migration statistics with the majority of newspapers reporting net migration was 273,000 in the year ending 2016 compared to 322,000 the year before.

Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill said:

The fall in net migration is encouraging. But this is just one set of statistics and we must not get carried away. We will continue to make progress to bring down net migration to the tens of thousands.


We will continue reforming routes to the UK from outside Europe and will use the opportunity to take control of immigration from within the EU as we begin Brexit negotiations in the coming weeks.


The UK will always welcome those who contribute and benefit our country, but there is no consent for uncontrolled immigration.

Security Minister

A number of newspapers carry articles on comments made by Security Minister Ben Wallace in Parliament yesterday when he answered an urgent question relating to allegations that a British national was involved in an attack in Mosul.

A link to the Security Minister’s response can be found here.

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