HC Deb 06 May 1968 vol 764 c24W
Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the number of Asian and African immigrants and their dependants who were allowed to enter this country during each of the last 10 years.

Mr. Ennals

Particulars of the admission of Commonwealth citizens subject to control under the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 are available in the annual statistics of Commonwealth immigration (published as Command Papers 2151, 2379, 2658, 2979, 3258 and 3594). These cover the period from 1st July, 1962, when the Act came into force, to 31st December, 1967. Earlier figures are not available. Monthly figures for 1968 are being placed in the Library of the House of Commons as they become available. If my hon. Friend will let me know of any additional information he needs, I shall be glad to send it to him if it is available.