James Brokenshire
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Big increase in net migration to UK

The number of long-term migrants coming to the UK rose to 212,000 in the year to September 2013, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics said the net flow - the numbers moving here minus the numbers leaving the UK - rose from 154,000 in the previous year.

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said that areas that the UK government had control over were seeing a decrease in migrants.

  • 27 Feb 2014
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