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Immigration

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many grants of settlement on the basis of family formation and reunion were made in (a) 1987, (b) 1997 and (c) the most recent year for which figures are available; and which 10 nationalities obtained the most such grants in each of those years. (177474)

Total grants of settlement on the basis of family formation and reunion are published in the yearly Command Paper “Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom”. This publication may be obtained from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.