Too much of a good thing? Towards a balanced approach to immigration

The public tends to overestimate the number of people who have come from abroad. For example a MORI poll asked .What percentage of the British population are immigrants to this country (i.e. not born in the UK) the average response was about 21% more than double the true figure of 8.3%.

Peter Lilley MP - Tuesday, 27th December, 2005