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Sri Lankans (Residence)

Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Sri Lankans were admitted to permanent residence in the United Kingdom in each year since 1955; and if he will make a statement.

The total numbers of Sri Lankan citizens accepted for settlement in the United Kingdom in each of the years 1973 to 1984 were published in the annual Command Paper "Control of Immigration: Statistics" (tables 14(a) and 18 of the issues for 1978 and 1984, Cmnd. 7565 and 9544 respectively). Comprehensive information is not available on Sri Lankan acceptances for settlement for the years 1963 to 1973; before 1 July 1962 Commonwealth citizens were not subject to immigration control.