HC Deb 22 October 1969 vol 788 cc301-2W
Mr. Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will now publish the figures for immigrant pupils in January, 1969, corresponding to those already published for 1968, and whether, in doing so, he will make clear the definition of immigrant which is used for this purpose.

Miss Bacon

The figures for immigrant pupils in January, 1969, are not yet available. It is hoped they will be in the near future. The definition of immigrant to which my Department at present works relates to(1) children born outside the British Isles who have come to this country with, or to join, parents or guardians whose countries of origin were abroad; and (2) children born in the United Kingdom to parents whose countries of origin were abroad and who came to the United Kingdom on or after 1st January, 1959. Children from the Republic of Ireland and children of mixed immigrant and non-immigrant parentage are not included.

This definition is published together with the relevant immigrant data in the annual "Statistics of Education, Vol. 1, Schools."