Tories call for immigration limits after survey
By Andrew Porter,
Immigrants are being blamed for driving up house prices, according to a new survey.
The Conservatives immediately seized on the evidence to push their policy of putting annual limits on immigration.
One in five people said controls on the number of foreigners coming to Britain was the best way to slowing demand and halting soaring property prices, the survey for propertyfinder.com found.
Damian Green, the shadow immigration minister, said: “This finding about public attitudes shows the need for an explicit annual limit on immigrants from outside the EU, as proposed by the Conservatives.”
New arrivals from abroad came second only to property investors as being responsible for fuelling the market.
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