According to the Conservative Party website the Conservative Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
Immigration can be a real benefit to the UK, but only if it is properly controlled with its impact on the economy, public services and social cohesion taken into account.
Our approach will ensure that we admit both the right people for our economy and also the right number of people. For economic migrants from outside the EU, we propose a two-stage process:
* The first stage is making eligible for admission those who will benefit the economy
* The second stage is an annual limit to control the numbers admitted with regard to the wider effects on society and the provision of public services
A Conservative Government would also apply transitional controls as a matter of course in the future for all new EU entrants.
To enforce such controls, and to prevent illegal immigration and combat criminals who compromise our security, we need a new, integrated approach to managing our borders.
So we will introduce a dedicated Border Police Force to bring together all the agencies responsible for border control.
Unlike Labour’s Border Agency, which does not even include the police, our force will have the power to stop, search, detain and prosecute the terrorists, traffickers and illegal immigrants who currently slip through the net. Only then will we be able to start making Britain safer.
Conservative Party Immigration Policy :http://www.conservatives.com/Policy/Where_we_stand/Immigration.aspx
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on Conservative’s Immigration policies in the comments below?