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Complainant Name:
Judith Shirres

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

Judith Shirres complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information regarding an estimate of the economic costs to the UK of immigration.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

Immigration costs

We reported (April 15) that David Coleman, an Oxford academic, had "estimated in 2007 that immigrants cost the taxpayer 8.8bn a year". We would like to make clear that this figure was a sum of estimates provided by Professor Coleman in different categories (which may have included some overlap) and, in fact, should have been 7.8bn.

Date Published: 10/06/2011



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