HC Deb 26 March 1970 vol 798 cc467-8W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity to what extent she estimates that Italians will come to Great Britain seeking work in the event of Great Britain joining the European Economic Community.

Mr. Dell

It is not possible to make any firm estimate at this stage. The number of Italians who have been admitted in the United Kingdom for work has declined from 4,850 in 1967 to 4,169 in 1968 and 3,868 in 1969. The movement of workers from Italy to other E.E.C. countries has also been decreasing in recent years.