HC Deb 18 November 1982 vol 32 c284W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to have figures available for increases in the immigrant and immigrant-descended population for 1981; and when he received such figures for 1980.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Estimates of the size of the population of New Commonwealth and Pakistani—NCWP—ethnic origin at mid-1981, comparable to those issued in previous years, will be published in early 1983, as soon as the information needed for their compilation is available. The corresponding mid-1980 estimates were published in a population monitor—OPCS series PP1 81/6 on 1 December 1981. Figures of births in the first half of 1981 have been delayed as a result of the industrial action by registrars of births and deaths in the dispute with local authorities, and this has led to the later production of the 1981 estimates.