UK Population Growth - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:51 pm ar 4 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Lord Swire Lord Swire Ceidwadwyr 2:51, 4 Mawrth 2024

My Lords, one of the reasons we are told that we are witnessing record levels of net immigration—745,000 in 2022—is that there are currently 900,000 job vacancies in this country, but UK unemployment is at an almost record historic low of 3.8%. It seems to me that the problem is that there are now 5.6 million people in this country on out-of-work benefits and an alarming 4,000 new applications for those benefits every single day. Does my noble friend the Minister agree that that is neither desirable nor sustainable?