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Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will give monthly totals of emigrants to Rhodesia for the year 1965.

Statistics showing monthly totals of immigrants into Rhodesia during 1965 are not available. Total figures for the first nine months of 1965 supplied by the Rhodesian Central Statistical Office prior to the illegal declaration of independence show that Rhodesia gained 8,137 European immigrants and lost 5,212 European emigrants; a net gain of 2,925. A third of the immigrants during 1965 have been former residents returning to Rhodesia from other countries.