§ Sir W. Smiles
asked the Secretary of of State for the Colonies how many Gibraltarian evacuees are now living in Northern Ireland; what is the estimated number that will remain in January, 1948; and what advantage is being taken of the new scheme to enable Gibraltarians to find work in England.
Mr. Creech Jones
There are at present 1635 Gibraltarian evacuees in Northern Ireland. It is not possible to forecast the situation in January, 1948, which will depend on several incalculable factors, including progress under the scheme referred to in the third part of the Question. I understand that since that scheme was launched on 1st May over 8o applications have been received and that they are continuing to come in.