HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c388W
Mr. Allan Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the number of citizens of the Republic of Ireland currently in receipt of social security benefits in England, Wales and Scotland.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The information requested is not available. There is freedom of movement between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and Irish citizens have no conditions attached to their stay in the United Kingdom.