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 293W or the fact that exemption from control had been established are—
1964 — 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.