HC Deb 26 November 1964 vol 702 cc203-4W
12. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the number of emigrants from West Indian Colonial Territories to this country and to other destinations during the last available return for 12 months; approximately how many emigrants have returned; and which of the islands are now economically viable.

Mrs. White

Only incomplete figures are at present available. These show that in the twelve months to 30th September this year there was a net immigration into Britain of 4,741 persons from Barbados, British Guiana and the Windward and Leeward Islands. I have no figures for the other West Indian Colonial Territories or for destinations other than Britain. Of the nine terri- tories referred to, Barbados, British Guiana, Antigua and St. Lucia are able to balance their recurrent budgets without assistance from Britain.

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