HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 cc86-7W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in reducing the level of immigration to the United Kingdom since May 1979; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Raison

The total number of people accepted for settlement in the United Kingdom was about 70,000 in both 1978 and 1979. The latest published figures show that total settlement in the 12 months to 30 June 1982 had fallen to about 54,000, a drop of around a quarter from the 1979 level.