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Work laws 'never used properly'

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SERIOUS concerns have been raised that proposals to control immigration through work and housing controls do not go far enough to preserve the Island for local people.

Deputy Sean Power is leading a backbench panel reviewing the draft Control of Work and Housing Regulations which were published on Friday and says that it would bring forward a series of 'strong recommendations' for amendments to be made to the proposals.

He said that his own view was that the existing law was adequate, but had not been properly enforced. He blamed those in charge during periods of relative boom for letting too many people enter the Island – many of whom were now entitled to, and claiming, benefits.

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