The coalition government is refusing to allow opposition MPs to see calculations showing how it plans to reduce the number of immigrants from non-western countries by half, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.
The anti-Islam PVV made halving non-western immigration one of its conditions for supporting the minority government.
In December, documents emerged showing the cabinet’s plans would cut non-western immigration by a maximum 15% but the PVV claims civil service figures show a 50% cut is possible.
GroenLinks MP Tofik Dibi accused the government of unnecessary secrecy.
‘Many Dutch people are worried about immigration and voted for [government] parties for that reason. Voters would have been conned if we find out there has been juggling with unreliable figures,’ Dibi said.
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