asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on future immigration, particularly from the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, and from East Africa.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the likely scale of immigration from the Indian subcontinent and from East Africa this year and in the foreseeable future as compared with the past year.
It has never been the practice to give estimates of future immigration since any estimate may well be falsified by subsequent changes in a wide variety of factors. So far as the Indian subcontinent is concerned, the admission of heads of families is strictly limited by the work permit scheme, and our main commitment is to dependants of men already settled here. As to the United Kingdom passport holders in East Africa, there is a specific Question later on the Order Paper.