HC Deb 06 December 1951 vol 494 c313W
130. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Afrikaans from South Africa entered Northern Rhodesia during the last three years as immigrants; how many of these are skilled workers; and how many are carrying out the work of overseers in place of Africans.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No statistics are kept to show the number of immigrants into Northern Rhodesia speaking any given language. The information requested by the hon. Member is therefore not available. The following figures show the number of immigrants entering Northern Rhodesia in recent years:

Total number of Immigrants Persons born in South Africa
1948 5,516 2,392
1949 6,533 3,146
1950 7,390 4,178
1951 (1st January to 30th June) 3,644 1,956

It is estimated that 50 per cent. of immigration into Northern Rhodesia from the Union of South Africa is offset by re-emigration and that 25 per cent. of immigration from the United Kingdom is similarly offset.