HC Deb 19 January 1981 vol 997 cc14-5W
Mr. Tilley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many United Kingdom passport holders heads of household have entered Great Britain under the special voucher scheme in each year since its inception; and how many applications for special vouchers have been received from United Kingdom passport holders.

Mr. Raison

The number of United Kingdom passport holders admitted to the United Kingdom under the special voucher scheme is published annually in the Command Paper "Control of immigration: statistics" (Footnote (a) of table 3(a) of the issue for 1979, Cmnd. 7875). Figures for the first three quarters of 1980 are given in table 2 of Home Office Statistical Bulletin 17/80.

The information available on applications for special vouchers is given in the following table; figures for 1968 to 1973 could be made available only at disproportionate cost.

Applications for special vouchers
1974 4,353
1975 5,623
1976 4,520
1977 2,507
1978 2,273
1979 1,885