– Home Office spokesman
We disagree with the report's conclusions. Government reforms on immigration are working and the statistics do show that net migration is at its lowest level for a decade.
The Government is determined to build a fairer system and to address the public's concern about immigration. We are committed to getting net migration down from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands, and we want to be judged against the very best available evidence.
Net migration is at its lowest level for a decade and the numbers have been steadily falling quarter by quarter.
Official migration statistics are "not fit for purpose" and leave assessments of the Government's progress in reducing net migration as "little better than a best guess", according to a scathing report.