10 April 2019
Vara highlights success of Indian diaspora in UK

Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions, Shailesh Vara commends the Indian diaspora in the UK for contributing 10% of taxes to the Treasury whilst making up only 4% of UK population.

Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire) (Con)

The Prime Minister earlier made reference to the British Indian diaspora. Does she agree that the diaspora should be commended for the fact that, despite comprising 4% of the UK population, they contribute some 10% of taxes to the Treasury?

The Prime Minister

I am happy to welcome the contribution that the Indian diaspora make to our country. My hon. Friend has referenced the economic contribution they make through their taxes, but many of them run successful businesses that employ people up and down the country, many of them are successfully exporting from this country and supporting our economy, and they also play an important role in our society. I am very happy to welcome that and to congratulate them on it.