HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 c493W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Commonwealth immigrants were admitted in 1964 and 1965, respectively, for permanent residence; from which countries they mostly came; what was the number in each case; whether he is satisfied that the Commonwealth Immigrants Act is working satisfactorily in keeping the numbers down to those set out in the Government's scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Commonwealth citizens subject to control under the Commonwealth Immigrants Act, 1962, who were admitted as voucher-holders, dependants and others coming for settlement numbered 55,900 in 1964 and 57,062 in 1965. Statistics by territories for 1964 were published in Cmnd. 2658. A corresponding publication for 1965 is in preparation and in the meantime I would refer the hon. Member to the statistics placed in the Library. It is not yet possible to judge the full effect of the measures announced in Part II of the White Paper (Cmnd. 2739) issued on 2nd August last.