HC Deb 20 January 1970 vol 794 c238
18. Mr. John Hall

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now publish the Report of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research on the Economic Effects of Immigration.

Mr. Taverne

Publication of the report is the responsibility of the National Institute. I am informed that it has been with the printers for some weeks and will be published as soon as possible.

Mr. Hall

Is the Minister aware that it is more than two years since the National Institute was first asked to undertake the survey and that reports have been published from time to time over that period? Is it not time that this report was published, in view of the great importance of this subject?

Mr. Taverne

I wholly agree that the report is of very great importance. It was therefore obviously desirable that it should be extremely thorough and wide-ranging and should make full use of the information available from the 1966 sample census.