Commenting on the debate over the number of foreign workers employed in the UK economy David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:  “The fact that 52% of jobs created since 1997 have gone to immigrants comes as absolutely no surprise.“In my travels around the country, employers have told me that migrants frequently have a better work ethic and more skills than local people. Until the performance of the education system is improved employers will continue to rely on the qualities that migrants bring. “It is not sustainable for the UK to continue to import labour from the rest of the World and allow such a high percentage of school leavers to move straight from education to welfare.  Working together the Government, education and business must take action to resolve this growing problem.”