HC Deb 30 June 1955 vol 543 c43W
60. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Italian citizens have been permitted, during the last five years, to enter the United Kingdom to reside; and how many of these have been given working permits.

Major Lloyd-George

Aliens are not normally admitted to this country specifically for the purpose of permanent residence. In the years 1952–54 inclusive, the number of Italian nationals admitted for a stay of twelve months or, exceptionally, for a longer period, was 16,863. Of these, 15,268 were admitted to take approved employment or as the dependants of persons so admitted. I regret that similar figures are not available for the two previous years.