By Euro Weekly News Media • 06 January 2017 • 10:49
A cross-party group of MPs and peers says migrants coming to the UK must learn English or take language classes when they arrive.The claim comes from members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration.Speaking English, the group said, was a “prerequisite for meaningful engagement with most British people”.The group’s report also described it as the “key to full participation in our society and economy.”In December, in a review into integration, Dame Louise Casey said levels of segregation among some groups in the UK were “worrying”.In a separate move, the group also called for immigration powers to be devolved, allowing the governments of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland and also city regions to set their own quotas.The group’s chairman, Labour MP Chuka Umunna, said this would lead to a “more positive” discussion about immigration in the UK.
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