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Would getting people off benefits cut immigration?

Mr Cameron suggested in a speech in Southampton that if unemployed people took on the jobs currently being done by migrants, then Britain would attract fewer people from other parts of the EU.

The BBC's home affairs editor Mark Easton considers whether encouraging people back to work and off benefits would make a noticeable impact on immigration levels.

  • 14 Apr 2011
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