§ Mr. Mather
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Chilean nationals have been admitted to the United Kingdom since the 191W change of government; how many Chilean nationals were admitted in the year previous to this change; and what is their respective status in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Lane
I regret that the information is not available in the precise form requested. For statistics of Chilean nationals admitted during 1972 I would refer my hon. Friend to the Annual Statistics of Foreigners Entering and Leaving the United Kingdom (Cmnd. 5309). Following are the numbers and categories of admissions of Chilean nationals in 1973 so far.
1st January–31st August 1973 1st–30th September 1973 Short-term visitors 3,298 347 Business visitors 479 61 Contract seamen 178 7 In transit 164 26 Students 77 22 Diplomats 329 40 Work permit holders 16 2 Dependants 24 1 Admissions for settlement 16 — Returning residents 572 112 Others 374 28 Total 5,527 646
The change of government took place on 11th September.
§ Mr. Mather
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-nationals of Chile, resident in Chile at the time of the change of government, have now been admitted to the United Kingdom.