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Immigrants

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will update the table of acceptances for settlement contained in his Written Answer to the hon. Member for Horsham and Crawley (Mr. Hordern) Official Report, 3rd February, columns 339–40, by providing final figures for 1977 and his estimates for 1978.

pursuant to his reply—[Official Report, 6th November, Vol. 957, col. 42], gave the following information:Figures for 1977 were published in "Control of Immigration: Statistics, 1977" (Cmnd. 7160). Figures for the first half of 1978 are given in the following table. Estimates for the whole of 1978 are not available.

ACCEPTANCES FOR SETTLEMENT
Thousands 1978 January-June
Acceptances On arrival
Total all nationalities of which17·1
Citizens of New Commonwealth countries and of Pakistan:
Special Voucher Holders0·8
Husbands0·3
Wives4·1
Children (under 18)6·0
Others1·6
Total12·8*
Acceptances on removal of time limit
Total all nationalities of which20·0
Citizens of New Commonwealth countries and of Pakistan:
Husbands1·6
Wives2·8
Children (under 18)0·4
Exempt from deportation†2·5
Others1·9
Total9·4*
* Components may not add to totals because they have been rounded independently.
† By reason of having been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom at 1st January 1973 and having completed five years' such residence.