The predicted number of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants who may move to Britain when the countries join the EU later this year may not be released under the Freedom of Information Act.  

The BBC report:

The Department for Communities and Local Government says it holds information about potential immigration from Romania and Bulgaria, but might refuse to release it.

The Home Office has repeatedly said it has not produced forecasts.

Last month Communities Secretary Eric Pickles told the BBC’s Sunday Politics he had seen a figure estimating how many Romanians and Bulgarians would come to the UK when transitional immigration controls were lifted next year, but said he did not have confidence in them.

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