HC Deb 27 November 1973 vol 865 cc109-10W
Mr. Soref

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the number of citizens of the following countries who were admitted, for purposes of study, to the United Kingdom in each of the first three quarters of 1973 compared with the corresponding quarters of 1972, namely Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

Mr. Lane

Statistics for foreign students admitted before 1st January 1973 were not recorded as a separate category : neither are statistics for nationals of Bolivia and Uruguay separately recorded ; they are included under the classification "other American countries." The available figures are :

Quarter ending
31st March 30th June 30th September
Country 1973 1973 1973
Chile 15 14 70
Argentina 45 26 98
Brazil 268 105 270

Twenty-two students were admitted from Chile between 1st September and 30th September.