HC Deb 11 July 1966 vol 731 c158W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the number of coloured Commonwealth immigrants for the month of April was 8,751 against 6,000 for April 1965; what new restrictions he proposes to impose to achieve the limited number set out in the Government White Paper; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Foley

The figure 8,751 is the net balance of immigration for April 1966 of all Commonwealth citizens subject to Part I of the Commonwealth Immigrants Act, 1962. The corresponding figure for April 1965 was 8,849. The numerical limit announced in the White Paper (Cmnd. 2739) was on the number of vouchers to be issued to Commonwealth citizens who wish to come here for employment; and that limit has been maintained.