HC Deb 26 November 1965 vol 721 cc111-3W
Mr. Woodhouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish statistics showing which Commonwealth countries during the past five years have had a net balance of immigrants repatriated from this country in excess of those entering this country.

Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will set out in tabular form in the OFFICIAL REPORT the total loan debt for Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool in 1938 and 1958, the estimated total for 1968, the loan redemption charges for the same years, and their percentage for each year in proportion to the total amount of rates collected in each city.

Mr. MacColl

The following are the nearest available figures*. It should be remember, however, that housing accounts for the biggest share of local authority debt, and the cost of servicing this does not by any means all fall on the rates, direct comparison between total loan charges and rates collected is likely to prove misleading.

Mr. George Thomas

For the period before 1st July, 1962, only estimates of the net balance of immigration from certain Commonwealth territories, grouped as follows, are readily available: West Indies, India, Pakistan, Cyprus, West African territories, East African territories, Hong Kong, others. None of these territories or groups of territories showed a net outward movement in the period from 1st January, 1960, to 30th June, 1962. For the period from 1st July, 1962, to 31st October, 1965, the statistics of persons subject to the Commonwealth Immigrants Act, 1962, show a net outward movement only for citizens of New Zealand. The net outward movement in their case during that period was 1,480.

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