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Immigrants

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of male Asian immigrants to the United Kingdom in the years 1950 to 1977.

It is not practicable to make a reliable estimate of the numbers of male Commonwealth citizens who came to the United Kingdom from Asian countries before immigration control of Commonwealth citizens began in July 1962, when the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 came into force. The following table gives the readily available information:

ACCEPTANCES FOR SETTLEMENT ON ARRIVAL AND ON REMOVAL OF TIME LIMIT
Adult Asian men* from certain Commonwealth countries
(000's)
Accepted for settlement on arrival
July to December 19621·5
196323·4
19648·4
19657·5
19664·6
19675·4
19685·0
19692·7
Accepted for settlement on arrival or on removal of time limit
19702·7
19713·0
19723·1
19731·4
19744·2
19756·1
1976 (provisional)7·1
* Covers adult male citizens of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
Adult male United Kingdom Passport holders
Accepted for settlement on arrival or on removal of time limit
19691·7†
19702·4
19715·1
197212·0
19732·4‡
19745·8
19755·4
1976 (provisional)4·5
† Accepted for settlement on arrival only.
‡ Excludes special voucher holders whose sex was not recorded; the number of male and female special voucher holders admitted was two thousand.