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Immigration Advisory Service

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the amount of money received by the United Kingdom Immigration Advisory Service from the Home Office doubled between 1970–71 and 1973–74.

The Immigration Appeals Act 1969 came into operation on 1st July 1970, and the first full year of operation of the UKIAS was 1971–72, when the grant in aid was £75,000. The increase in grant in the two following years was primarily attributable to increased expenditure on salaries.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the total income of the UKIAS in the years 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73 and 1973–74, respectively.

The UKIAS accounts give the following details of income:

£
1970–7151,795·47
1971–7275,264·84
1972–7386,923·02
1973–74106,655·37

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff have been employed by the UKIAS in each of the years 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73 and 1973–74.

I understand that the number of staff employed has varied between 30 and 50 during these years.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UKIAS has made any donations, loans or grants or contributions of any sort whatsoever to any other body or group in each of the last four years, specifying each and every such body or group and the amounts involved.

I understand that the UKIAS has made no such payments during the last four years.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigrants have used the services of the United Kingdom Immigration Advisory Service in the years 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73 and 1973–74, respectively.

The annual reports published by the UKIAS give the following statistics of cases in which people have availed themselves of their services:

1970–716,011
1971–7212,008
1972–7319,991
1973–7424,651