HC Deb 24 July 1970 vol 804 cc245-6W
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 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:

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:

  1. (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
  2. (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.