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Chilean Residents

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Chilean nationals resident in the United Kingdom have (a) permanent residence, (b) student visas (c) occupational leave and (d) refugee status.

Information is not directly available in the form requested. Annual figures of the number of Chileans accepted for settlement in the United Kingdom, and of the number admitted to the United Kingdom as students, are published each year in "Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom" (most recently in tables 22 and I, respectively, of the 1988 volume, Cm. 726). Annual figures of the number of Chileans granted refugee status in the United Kingdom, or exceptional leave, are published in the Home Office statistical bulletin "Refugee Statistics, United Kingdom" (most recently in tables 7 and 8 of the 1988 volume, Issue 25/89). Copies of both these publications are in the Library.