HC Deb 18 December 1973 vol 866 cc292-3W
Mr. Garden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the numbers of Commonwealth visitors and students into the United Kingdom who have failed to return from Great Britain in each year from 1964 to 1973; and what total number still remain in Great Britain.

Mr. Lane

The numbers of Commonwealth citizens admitted as visitors and students in the years 1964 to 1973 who have had their conditions of stay removed for such reasons as marriage, dependence or the fact that exemption from control had been established are—

1965 193
1966 899
1967 1,540
1968 2,426
1969 3,012
1970 4,356
1971 10,619
1972 9,912
1973 (Jan.-Sept.) 6,385

The trend of the figures is accounted for by the fact that before 1965 conditions of stay were not imposed.