Britain's '70 Million' Debate

This report, Britain’s '70 Million' Debate, has been produced by the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford to inform policy makers ahead of a parliamentary debate on Thursday 6 September 2012. The debate was triggered by an e-petition calling for the government to take “all necessary steps” to reduce immigration to levels that would stabilise the UK population below 70 million.

The report looks in detail at the key numbers and issues and at the trade-offs associated with the deep cuts to net migration that a 70 million population limit would require.

Britain's '70 Million' Debate