4 March 2013

Today Nicholas Soames and Frank Field said:

“The Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration warmly welcomes the news that the Government are looking closely at access by new arrivals both to the NHS and to social housing and not before time.

The Cross Party Group has vigorously been pressing the Health Secretary to introduce checks on access to GPs and wider NHS services. We have also urged the Housing Minister to make the recording of nationality compulsory for new lets and to launch an inquiry into their allocation over recent years.”