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Immigration

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys estimate of the effect of the British Nationality Act 1981 on the level of immigration from the New Commonwealth and Pakistan.

The British Nationality Act, by bringing nationality and immigration status into line, has provided a firm basis for immigration control. The effects of the Act on future levels of immigration are not quantifiable, and no estimates therefore exist.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been as a result of the investigations in the past five years into organised schemes of abuse of marriage rules.

[pursuant to his reply, 24 November, c. 496]: The only information readily available relates to the number of prosecutions arising from one of the three major investigations conducted over the past five years referred to in my reply to my hon. Friend on 18 November.—[Vol. 32, c. 241.]—This investigation resulted in 10 males being proceeded against during 1980.