§ Mr. David Martin
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people formerly resident in Hong Kong and all associated territories and holding British passports have been accepted for permanent settlement into the United Kingdom in each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Renton
I have been asked to reply:
The numbers of British dependent territory citizens from Hong Kong accepted for settlement in the United Kingdom in the years 1979–88 are published in table 22 of the 1987 and 1988 editions of the annual Command Paper "Control of Immigration: Statistics, United Kingdom" (Cm. 415 and Cm. 726), copies of which are in the Library.