§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give for the longest and most convenient stated period of time the numbers of immigrants permitted to land and remain in the United Kingdom, with a breakdown by country; and if he will provide similar details of British persons who have emigrated to the same stated countries.
§ Mr. Raison
A detailed breakdown by citizenship—nationality of acceptances for settlement in this country, from 1973–1979, was published in tables 18(a) and 18(b) of "Control of Immigration Statistics 1979" (Cmnd. 7875). Summarised figures by broad country groupings for 1980 are available in Home Office statistical bulletin issue 4/1981. A more detailed breakdown of the 1980 figures will be published in the 1980 Command Paper shortly.
Figures on emigration by United Kingdom citizens are published regularly by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys for broad groupings of countries of destination. The figures up to the first half of 1980 are available in OPCS monitor MN81/1; figures up to the end of 1980 will be published shortly in "Population Trends 24".