HC Deb 16 July 1953 vol 517 c2235
24. Mr. Sparks

asked the Minister of Labour the net gain or loss from immigration into and out of the London and South-Eastern Region of male and female employees for each year since 1945.

Sir W. Monckton

The only figures available are for the year 1951–52, which were given in the June, 1953, issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette. I regret that it is not possible to give corresponding figures for earlier years.

Mr. Sparks

Has there been a distinct gain of workers in the London and South-Eastern Region over recent years? If so, is it due to the intensification of industry within the Region?

Sir W. Monckton

All I can say is that the net immigration into the London and South-Eastern Area between 1951 and 1952 was 21,000 males and 10,000 females. That represents a change of place of employment, and not necessarily of residence.