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Immigrants: France

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of French nationals living in the UK. (172927)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 7 January 2008:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question concerning the number of French nationals living in the UK. I am replying in her absence. (172927)

In the twelve months to December 2006, there were an estimated 118,000 French nationals living in the UK. This figure is based on the Annual Population Survey (APS) and, as with any sample survey, APS estimates are subject to a margin of uncertainty.