§ LORD O'HAGAN
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many United Kingdom and Colonies citizens resident in Colonies and associated States would be covered by the Commonwealth Immigrants Acts if they attempted to come here; and whether they will publish separate figures for each Colony and State.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE, FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (THE MARQUESS OF LOTHIAN)
The provisions of the Commonwealth Immigrants Acts cover the entire populations of each of the dependent territories and associated States, with the exception of any citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies resident in those territories who qualify for exemption by the birth, naturalisation or registration of themselves or one of their parents or grandparents in the United Kingdom. Figures for this category are not available.
The total population of each dependent territory and associated State, according to the most recent estimates available, is published in the Year Book of the Commonwealth, 1970. The figures are, for the noble Lord's convenience, as follows:
Bahamas (end 1969) 200,000 Bermuda (mid-1968) 50,365 British Antarctic Territory (Winter 1969) 85 British Honduras (July 1969) 122,000 British Indian Ocean Territory (March 1968) 1,016 British Solomon Islands Protectorate (end 1968) 148,000 Falkland Islands (end 1968) 2,105 Gibraltar 26,007 Gilbert and Ellice Islands (end 1968) 53,517 Hong Kong (end 1968) 3,971,500 Pitcairn less than 100 St. Helena (end 1968) 4,722 Ascension (end 1968) 1,363 Tristan (end 1968) 271 Seychelles (mid-1968) 49,981 Turks and Caicos Islands (end 1966) 6,000 British Virgin Islands (1967) 8,895 Cayman Islands (1960) 8,511 Montserrat (end 1968) 14,689 New Hebrides (1967) 77,988
West Indies Associated States: Antigua (1960) 54,304 Dominica (end 1966) 68,000 Grenada (1966) 98,773 St. Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla 58,000 St. Lucia (1965) 100,000 St. Vincent (end 1968) 92,000