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Cypriots

Volume 932: debated on Friday 20 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots are resident in Great Britain; and how many Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots arrived and were accepted for permanent settlement in Great Britain from 1960 onwards.

The information requested about the number of Greek and Turkish Cypriots resident in Great Britain is not available. In the 1971 Census about 64,000 persons were recorded as being resident in Great Britain who were born in Cyprus and who had one or both parents born outside the British Isles. The following table gives the number of citizens of Cyprus who were accepted for settlement on arrival in the United Kingdom between July1962 and Sent ember 1976:

1st July—31st December 1962*0·9
19631·8
19642·4
19651·5
19660·8
19670·7
19680·5
19690·4
19700·4
19710·3
19720·2
19730·2
19740·2
19750·3
January—September 19760·2
* Commonwealth citizens first became subject to control on 1st July 1962.