HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 cc195-6W
46. Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many aliens were admitted to this country with work permits per annum for the last five years; how many such permits were renewed, bringing the aliens' stay for more than 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the total number of such aliens resident in this country at the moment.

Mr. George Thomas

The total number of aliens admitted with work permits in the several years 1960–64 inclusive was 46,059, 49,422, 44,290, 39,663 and 42,584 respectively. Of these, 14,948, 17,119, 16,941, 17,803 and 18,920 respectively were admitted for less than 12 months; the remainder were admitted for a year. I regret that the information sought regarding renewals is not available and that it is not possible to make a worthwhile estimate of the total number of past and present permit holders resident in this country at the moment.