§ 38. Mr. Ronald Bell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons from the new Commonwealth who entered Great Britain as visitors or students were given leave during 1972 to remain here for settlement.
§ Mr. Lane
5,443 citizens of new Cornmon wealth countries who had been admitted as visitors or students were accepted for settlement in 1972.
The chief categories consisted of:
- (a) people who had completed five years' residence and so were eligible for registration as citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies;
- (b) women who married men resident here;
- (c) dependants, within the meaning of the immigration rules, of United Kingdom residents;
- (d) people of independent means;
- (e) people found to be exempt from immigration control.
§ Mr. Ronald Bell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons from the new Commonwealth entered Great Britain for permanent settlement in December 1972; how many entered in that month under the special scheme for East African Asiatics, and how many under the special Ugandan arrangements; and, if there is any overlap between these categories, what is the total number of those who so entered.398W
§ Mr. Lane
2,160 people from new Commonwealth countries were admitted for settlement in December 1972, together with 224 United Kingdom passport holders and dependants from Uganda and 800 United Kingdom passport holders and dependants from other East African territories and India; that is, a total of 3,184 people in these three categories.