This is the first survey of British immigration policy to include both its pre-World War Two origins and its development after the crucial 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act. It is an accessible introduction to a subject of increasing popularity with students and academics. It also integrates the results of extensive archival research. Offering a different perspective to sociological approaches, British Immigration Policy since 1939 will be of interest to historians, political scientists, and those studying public and social policy.
'An important scholarly work, based on extensive primary research, the conclusions of which are presented in an uncompromising and lucid narrative' - Professor R. Ovendale, Departement of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.