Immigrants

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th February 1966.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Freeson Mr Reginald Freeson , Willesden East 12:00 am, 24th February 1966

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many children classified as immigrant are in the total school population.

Photo of Mr Denis Howell Mr Denis Howell , Birmingham Small Heath

This information is not at present available, but statistics are now being collected and results will be available later in the year.

Photo of Mr Reginald Freeson Mr Reginald Freeson , Willesden East

Is it not true that the statistics now being collected from the schools include statistics of children who are not immigrants, but born in this country? Would he tell the House the reason for this?

Photo of Mr Denis Howell Mr Denis Howell , Birmingham Small Heath

We have on many occasions endeavoured, in reply to Questions of my hon. Friend, to define what an immigrant is for educational purposes. I cannot go into all of that again. The statistics being collected in respect of January of this year relate to immigrants as previously defined.