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Volume 649: debated on Monday 13 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he made when introducing legislation of the desirable top limit to annual migration from the Commonwealth at the present time.

The number of immigrants to be allowed in would vary from time to time according to Her Majesty's Government's assessment of the current situation in this country. An estimate on the lines suggested by the hon. Member would not, therefore, have been appropriate.