HC Deb 21 February 1924 vol 169 cc1979-80

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of immigrants admitted into the United States from the British Isles last year; how many of these went from Scotland; and how many were trained artisans and skilled workers?

Mr. LUNN (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I have been asked to reply. According to statistics copiled by the United States Bureau of immigration and published in the United States "Monthly Labour Review," the number of immigrants into the United States of America during the first 10 months of the year 1923, whose last permanent residence was in the British Isles, was 89,062, including 39,591 whose last permanent residence was in Scotland. The tables do not show separately the occupation of immigrants from the British Isles, and the figures relating to November and December are not yet available.