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Immigrant Schoolchildren (Newham)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will seek to obtain and publish for the longest stated period of time the number of immigrant children in schools in the London borough of Newham at the latest stated date; and how these compare for the same date for each of the last 10 years.

The Department no longer collects statistics of immigrant pupils. In the eight years for which figures are available the numbers of immigrant pupils, according to the definition used by the Department, in primary and secondary schools maintained by the London borough of Newham were as follows, the count being taken in each year on a day in January:

19662,443*
19673,392
19684,563
19695,429
19706,007
19716,545
19727,258
19737,790
* Excluding immigrant pupils in schools with less than 10 such pupils.