HC Deb 06 March 1958 vol 583 c153W
109. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigrants were admitted last year respectively from Malta, Cyprus, India, Pakistan, Southern Ireland and the Caribbean countries.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Precise figures cannot be given because British subjects are free to enter and leave this country without formality, but the net inward movement is roughly estimated to be as follows:—Malta 500, Cyprus 1,500, India 6,500, Pakistan 5,000, Caribbean countries 23,000. As regards the Irish Republic, I can only refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of 'Trade on the 27th February to the hon. Member for Rugby (Mr. J. Johnson).