QUESTION TIME: Mayor says show proves there’s still work to be done in Boston over immigration

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The Mayor of Boston has said the limelight of Question Time was an opportunity for people in the town to raise ‘real issues’.

Coun Paul Kenny, who sat in the audience, said it had shown there was still a lot of work to be done and had brought to light that there were still three main issues – finding out the real number of people in the town, encouraging English to be spoken and getting people to integrate,

He said he would like to try to get West Street shops to put their menus in English in their windows and wanted to make Boston a pilot area in teaching English as a second language.

Mr Kenny had wantedto ask the panel whether it supported forcing people to be on the electoral roll before they can access services.

He wants it to run similar to banks asking people to sign up to be a customer before they can access an account or services.