Visit to Dagenham

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration visited a sheltered housing unit in Dagenham to explore how local residents of this highly diverse borough felt about immigration and integration. The APPG Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, and the local MP and APPG Officer, Jon Cruddas MP, met with local residents to talk about the…

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Call for evidence for inquiry into immigration and integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Integration is pleased to announce a call for evidence for Stage Two of its inquiry into immigration and integration. Stage One of the inquiry set out six guiding principles which the APPG believes should inform the design of a post-Brexit immigration system and development of a government strategy for…

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Interim report into integration of immigrants

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration today launches its first report into how the UK’s immigration system could more effectively promote integration. The cross party group of MPs and peers calls for: The Government to look at introducing a regionally-led immigration system with region-specific visas based on the Canadian model; Immigrants to be…

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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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Visit to Halifax

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration met with a range of individuals working at Calderdale Council, as well as local residents and community groups, in Halifax as part of its inquiry into the integration of immigrants. The evidence from the visits informed the inquiry’s final report, titled ‘Integration not Demonisation’. The APPG’s…

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Visit to Boston

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration met with a range of councillors, community organisations and local residents in Boston as part of its inquiry into the integration of immigrants. The evidence from the visits informed the inquiry’s final report, titled ‘Integration not Demonisation’. The APPG’s Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, was joined by…

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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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