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Cyprus (Emigrants)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Cypriots have emigrated in each year since the end of the war.

Permanent emigrants are not distinguished in the available statistics. Below are figures of excess of departures over arrivals, which provide the nearest indication of the scale of emigration. The total excess, for the eight years 1946–53, amounted to 14,650.

Following are the figures:

Excess of departures over arrivals 1946 to 1953: 1946–810; 1947–2,238; 1948–351* ; 1949–1,048; 1950–2,847; 1951–3,808; 1952–2,379; 1953–1,169.

* Excess of arrivals over departures.