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Aliens (Statistics)

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 27 March 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in 1951, the immigration of aliens was greater or less than the emigration of aliens.

The figures for aliens arriving in or leaving the United Kingdom are not classified in a form which would provide the information which my hon. Friend requires, but between 1st April and 31st December, 1951, the number of aliens over the age of 16 registered with the police fell by about 6,000. This figure does not include aliens who were naturalised or registered as citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies in that period.