§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Written reply of 8th February regarding immigrants into the United Kingdom, if he will give the number of persons allowed to enter from Hong Kong, South Africa and Rhodesia.
§ Mr. Luard
We have no records to show accurately the number of citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies in Rhodesia who are patrial and thus have the right of abode in the United Kingdom, but we estimate that there are about 80,000 such persons.
We have no figures for patrial citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies resident in South Africa and Hong Kong, but as I explained in my letter of 27th 378W September 1976 to my hon. Friend the Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Lewis) it is thought that not more than a few thousand of the citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies in Hong Kong have the right of abode in the United Kingdom.