HC Deb 12 July 1937 vol 326 cc877-8W
Mr. Lambert

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will state, for each of the last five years, the number of emigrants to and from the Irish Free State and Great Britain?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The number of immigrants into the United Kingdom from the Irish Free State is not recorded, but the following table shows the passenger movement (British and aliens) by sea between the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State during the years 1932–36.

Year Number of passengers from the United Kingdom to the Irish Free State. Number of passengers from the Irish Free State to the United Kingdom.
1932 367,340 375,259
1933 356,519 363,726
1934 380,781 393,143
1935 416,546 433,575
1936* 460,039 489,005
*Subject to revision. Included in the totals for the years, 1933 to 1936, are passengers by air via Manchester and Heston aerodromes; totalling 559 outward and 580 inward.

The above figures include the traffic between the Isle of Man and the Irish Free State, but not the movement over the land frontier between Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State. The figures also include persons travelling between the Irish Free State and other countries via United Kingdom ports.