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Migration

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the total numbers of people (a) immigrating to the United Kingdom and (b) emigrating from the United Kingdom, in the last five years for which figures are available. [37429]

The information is shown in the table.

Migration estimates for the United Kingdom (Thousands of migrants)
YearsInflow to UKOutflow from UK
1990340.2252.0
1991337.0263.7
1992286.6251.5
1993272.2236.8
1994321.4213.0
The estimates in the table are derived from data on migration intentions obtained from the international passenger survey, from information on migration to and from the Irish Republic obtained from the national health service central register and the Irish labour force survey, and from data on short-term visitors who were granted extension of stay obtained from the Home Office.