HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 c300W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iranians entered the United Kingdom from (a) Iran, (b) the United States of America and (c) elsewhere in each of the past five years and also in the past 10 months.

Mr. Raison

I refer my hon. Friend to my replies to questions from my hon. Friends the Members for Northampton, North (Mr. Marlow) and Epping Forest (Mr. Biggs-Davison) on 4 December.

Mr. Bendall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Minister of State's reply to the hon. Member for Ilford, North on 29 November, if he will give the reasons why he has not been able to provide an estimate of the number of Iranians who have entered the United Kingdom illegally from Iran and the United States of America.

Mr. Raison

The provision of an estimate is rendered impossible by the nature of the offence.