David Davies MP has defended the Government in the developing row over the plans to control immigration post-Brexit.
The row is developing after proposals for a tough post-Brexit immigration system were leaked to The Guardian newspaper.
It suggested immigration of low-skilled workers would be halted to keep immigration at a "sustainable" level, while employers would be required to recruit locally first and EU nationals would be obliged to seek work permits.
Davies, the MP for Monmouth, said it was "clear" the Government were doing the right thing, and he wished they'd actually go further.
He told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "The things people think people are interested in, they’re not. The issue which comes up over again is immigration.
"They [the Government] understand the huge concern out there, they’re trying to get immigration under control.
"I’d like them to go a bit further. I don’t think anyone should be able to come into the country and get access to benefits of any kind when you’ve not paid into the system. I think it’s totally wrong and unfair.
"I hope these abuses of our money are going to be stopped."