§ Mr. O'Halloran
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the percentage of children of immigrant parentage attending primary schools in 246W North Islington; and if she will give a breakdown of the countries from which the parents come.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
Information for the constituency of North Islington is not available. The latest available figures of immigrant pupils* in maintained primary schools in the Inner London Borough of Islington are as follows:
INNER LONDON BOROUGH OF ISLINGTON Number of Immigrant Pupils in Primary Schools, January 1969 Number of Pupils Australia, Canada and New Zealand 17 Cyprus (Greek) 1,419 Cyprus (Turkish) 431 Gibraltar, Malta 36 Kenya 49 Other African Commonwealth countries 344 India 185 Pakistan 69 Other Asian Commonwealth countries 113 West Indies (with Guyana) 2,164 Italy 440 Poland 33 Spain 80 Other European countries 60 Rest of the World 92 Total Immigrant pupils 5,532 All pupils 20,514 Immigrants as a percentage of all pupils 27.0
* For returns made to the Department of Education and Science, immigrant pupils are defined as:
- (a) 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
- (b) children born in the United Kingdom to parents whose countries of origin were abroad and who came to the United Kingdom within the past 10 years.
Children from Northern Ireland or Eire and children of mixed immigrant and nonimmigrant parentage are excluded. Children of immigrant parents from 2 overseas countries are classified according to the country of origin of the father.