Irish Immigrants, British Ports.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 4th July 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Clackmannan and Eastern


asked the Secretary of State for the Homo Department what are the figures for the months of April, May, June, and the first week of July, of 1920 1921 and 1922, of arrivals of persons of Irish nationality at British ports; what proportion of these persons have come to this country to take up definite employment: and what are the figures for the same period of Irish persons returning to Ireland from Great Britain?

Photo of Mr John Baird Mr John Baird , Rugby

There are no passenger returns showing separately persons of Irish birth or of Irish extraction. I am therefore unable to give the figures asked for.