§ 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 15W 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