Response to the Casey Review

Chuka Umunna MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration, commenting on The Casey Review, said: “The fact people live parallel lives in modern Britain has been swept under the carpet for far too long and deemed too difficult to deal with, which has left a vacuum for extremists and peddlers of…

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Response to call for evidence for inquiry into immigration and integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has received an excellent range of submissions from a wide range of stakeholders to its call for evidence which closed on 13 March 2017. Commenting on the submissions, the APPG Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, said: “We are very pleased to see so many organisations and individuals…

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The role of central and local government in the integration of immigrants

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration held its third public evidence session as part of its ongoing inquiry into immigration and integration. APPG members reconvened to hear from Don Flynn (Migrants’ Rights Network), Phoebe Griffith (IPPR), David Goodhart (Policy Exchange), and Professor Heath and Lindsay Richards (Centre for Social Investigation at Oxford…

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Where should the responsibility for integration lie

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration held its second public evidence session as part of its ongoing inquiry into immigration and integration. APPG members discussed government immigration policy, explored where the responsibility for integration should lie, and questioned The Hon Alexander Downer AC (High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom), Elizabeth…

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Call for evidence for inquiry into immigration and integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration is pleased to announce a call for evidence for its inquiry into immigration and integration. The Inquiry will explore how reform of the immigration system can put migrant integration at its heart. The inquiry will be divided into two stages. This is a call for evidence…

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Inquiry into integration and immigration launched

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Integration is pleased to announce the launch of an inquiry into integration and immigration. As chair of the APPG, Chuka Umunna MP, has argued, our national debate on immigration focusses almost exclusively on the number of migrants entering the country – politicians, policymakers and commentators do not…

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Blog by Professor Eric Kaufmann

The integration debate often focuses on whether some minority groups are living apart from the rest of society. On that score, many academics point to a decline in ethnic segregation in England and Wales. But what if minorities are willing to dance, yet the majority is not? White avoidance helps explain why, even as individual ethnic…

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Has the UK has become more or less socially segregated since the Cantle Report

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration held its first pubic evidence session as part of its inquiry into immigration and integratiom. The meeting marked 15 years since the publication of the Cantle Report in 2001 on community cohesion. APPG members discussed whether the UK has become more or less socially segregated since…

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New cross-party group launched

The new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration – which will explore how we can build amore integrated Britain – was launched this morning. The focus of the APPG will be on how we can build and enable the social ties which help people to develop shared identities in modern Britain. Speaking at…

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