South Dorset MP Speaks Out On Immigration
9:48am 10th September 2012
South Dorset MP Richard Drax has spoken out on immigration in a debate in the House of Commons.
Mr Drax says he and many of his constituents believe the country is full.
The Tory MP welcomed tighter controls on immigration put in place by the Government.
He says he hopes we will have a firm and fair system so people who come into this country have visas, references and money in a bank account.
The debate, brought by the backbench business committee after an e-petition garnered 140,000 votes, was co-sponsored by Tory MP, Nicholas Soames and Labour MP, Frank Field.
Drax said, "I believe, as do many of my constituents, that this country is full."
"We need only look at the housing debate that is going on right now. We are having to reconsider the planning laws to reduce the restrictions on green belt development because we need to build so many homes. We are full - that is the practicality of the situation in which we find ourselves - and we have to do something about it."