§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will give for the longest and most convenient stated period of time the number of persons other than those from Africa and Asia without British passports who have been allowed to enter Great Britain and remain either permanently or temporarily with and without permits; what are their countries of origin; and what action he takes to ensure that they return in accordance with their temporary entry permits.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The available information is given in the annual Command Papers the latest of which is "Control of Immigration, Statistics, 1976". Cmnd. 6883. As I have previously told my hon. Friend, selective checks are made to ensure that persons who have entered on a temporary basis have left the country.