§ Mr. N. Pannell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the estimated number of African, Asian and West Indian immigrants in the United Kingdom, including children born to them in the past 10 years.
§ Mr. Barber
I have been asked to reply.
I regret that the information is not available. It is provisionally estimated that at the census in 1961 there were about half a million people in the United Kingdom who were born in Commonwealth territories in Africa, Asia or the West Indies. Since the census the net inflow of immigrants from these territories is estimated to have been something over a quarter of a million. Neither of these estimates includes any children born to immigrant parents in the United Kingdom.