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Immigration minister Damian Green vows to act

Net migration to the UK rose last year to 196,000, up by 33,000 from the number in 2008.

Office for National Statistics figures show 4% fewer people arrived in the UK last year - 567,000 compared with 590,000 in 2008 - but the number who left fell further, by 13% to 371,000.

Speaking to the BBC, immigration minister Damian Green said that a "terrible legacy" had been left by the Labour government and vowed to implement new controls on who can enter the UK.

  • 26 Aug 2010
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