§ Mr. Hayhoe
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, following the commencement of the Immi- 344W gration Act 1971 and accession to the European Communities, he will now publish immigration statistics relating to EEC and other non-Commonwealth nationals, as well as Commonwealth citizens, from time to time during the year.
§ Mr. R. Carr
Yes. I shall put in the Library of the House each quarter, and make available to the Press, the following statistics with suitable sub-divisions under each of these four headings:
- (1) Commonwealth citizens and foreign nationals entering or leaving the United Kingdom during the quarter;
- (2) work permit holders and their dependants arriving during the quarter—both Commonwealth citizens and foreign nationals from outside the EEC;
- (3) EEC nationals to whom residence permits have been issued during the quarter;
- (4) Commonwealth citizens, EEC nationals and other foreign nationals who have been accepted for settlement during the quarter, whether on or after admission.
The first set of such statistics will cover the first quarter of this year.