§ Mr. John Carlisle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the quarterly figures of immigrants entering the United Kingdom, giving their countries of origin, over the last five years.
§ Mr. Raison
Statistics of persons subject to immigration control entering the United Kingdom are recorded on the basis of their citizenship/nationality and not their country of origin. A detailed breakdown by citizenship/nationality of acceptances for settlement on arrival in the last five years was published in table100W 14 of "Control of Immigration Statistics 1978" (Cmnd 7565); other tables in that publication also include quarterly series.