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Pakistani Immigrants

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the total number of Pakistani citizens who had been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom for over five years on 1st September 1973; and how many of these registered as citizens of the United Kingdom within the statutory period ending on 1st September 1974.

Between the coming into force of the Pakistan Act on 1st September 1973 and 1st September 1974 about 77,000 applications for registration were received from citizens of Pakistan, and during the same period 33,199 were registered. In addition there were about 23,730 applications between the introduction of the Bill and its coming into force. It is not possible to make a reliable estimate of the number of citizens of Pakistan with five years' ordinary residence on 1st September 1973.