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The true cost of the UK’s new Immigration Bill

November 2013

Having completed its second reading in the House of Commons with underwhelming attendance from both sides of the benches, the Immigration Bill has proceeded to committee stage. Vanessa Ganguin discusses the implications.

The Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper announced that Labour will “amend and reform” the Bill as it moves through Parliament, but the poor showing and apparent lack of interest by MPs is disappointing given all parties’ insistence that immigration is a top issue among constituents.