Britain needs 95,000 new pads per year for migrants

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London, Oct 13 (UNI) The ever increasing number of migrants pouring into Britain have resulted in the need for building more than 95,000 houses every year until 2020, figures suggest.

A record increase of 30 per cent influx of migrants has been estimated in the latest official research which calls for 260 new homes every day, Daily Mail reported, adding that, the requirement would grow over 1.23 million houses in the next 13 years.

The Office of National Statistics announced that the annual net immigration -- people arriving minus those leaving -- has increased from 130,000 to 171,500.

According to a team of Parliamentary researchers, 41 per cent of the three million new properties promised by Prime Minister Gordon Brown by 2020 would be taken by the migrants and the UK residents would be priced out of the market.

The report also accused government departments for lack of coordination and competence.

Chairman Migration Watch Andrew Green said, ''The impact of immigration is massive, and we must stop ducking the issue, particularly since it is the only element of demand which the Government can directly influence.'' The study revealed that between 1997 and 2005, 592,000 houses were needed solely for migrants.

A Home Office spokesman said it was vital to take the social impact of immigration into account while making migration decisions.

''We have set up the Migration Impacts Forum, which includes representatives of the police, local authorities, the CBI and the TUC. It can help shape our tough points system to ensure that the right people arrive in the country,'' he said.

UNI

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