The first Asian Secretary of State, Sajid Javid has said that immigrants must come to the UK to work and "respect our way of life".
Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, he said:
"People also say, when immigrants do come to Britain, that they should come to work, and make a contribution and that they should also respect our way of life, and I agree with all of that. It means things like trying to learn English."
The Culture Secretary's intervention comes at a time when Conservatives are under intense pressure from the UK Independence Party over the issue of immigration ahead of Thursday's European elections.