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Keith Vaz MP greets Romanians off plane at Luton

Romanians landing at Luton Airport were greeted by Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs select committee, who said the number of arrivals provided just a "snapshot" of those expected to come to the UK in the coming months.

Mr Vaz highlighted that there is no evidence to support claims that eastern European migrants have "rushed out and bought tickets" to the UK as suggested by several media reports earlier this week.

He said: "Just on the conversations we’ve had with people who have come here, a lot of them are returning people, they already work in Britain and they’re coming back after a holiday so they’re not people coming here for the first time."

Mr Vaz criticised the Government’s refusal to publish or commission estimates of the number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants expected to enter the UK as restrictions are lifted. He suggested that the lack of information has fuelled "unnecessary" concerns.

Romanians landing at Luton Airport were greeted by Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz on the first day of new rules allowing the migrants to work in the UK.

He said he saw no evidence of migrants who have "rushed out and bought tickets" because of the lifting of regulations.

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