HC Deb 30 June 1952 vol 503 c10W
61. Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many refugees have entered the United Kingdom since 1945; and what are their nationalities.

Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

In the period between the end of the war and 31st March of this year 302,396 foreigners who can be regarded as refugees either entered the United Kingdom or, having entered the United Kingdom during the war, were allowed to remain here. Well over 80,000 of these foreigners have, however, returned to their own countries or emigrated to some other country.

The following figures show the nationalities of the bulk of those admitted:

Poles 235,388
Latvians 14,483
Yugoslavs 9,718
Lithuanians 6,947
Estonians 5,688
Czechs 3,257
Hungarians 3,109
Stateless or of uncertain nationality 22,062
Other nationalities 1,744