HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 c236W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish in the Official Report as much detailed information as is available showing to what extent his policy of tightening up on immigration has resulted in a fall-off in immigration into the parliamentary constituency of Ilford, North since October 1974.

Dr. Summerskill

Provisional estimates for 1977 given in a reply my right hon. Friend gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Horsham and Crawley (Mr. Hordern) on 3rd February—[Vol. 943, c. 339–40]—show a decline in the number of people accepted for settlement, which is due to a variety of factors. It is not possible to determine to what extent individual constituencies have been affected.