§ 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.