§ 16. Mr. JOHNSTON
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any figures showing the movements of population from the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland into Scotland during recent years?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
As the answer to the question contains a number of figures, I propose with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. In giving these figures, I think it right to say that, as they do not cover the whole ground, deductions can only be drawn with much reserve.
§ Following is the statement:
§ The subjoined table shows the passenger traffic between ports in Scotland and in the Irish Free State in the years 1924, 1925, and 1926. I regret that I am not in a position to furnish similar information with regard to the passenger traffic between Scottish ports and ports in Northen Ireland.
§ Number of passengers arriving at Scottish ports from Irish Free State ports:
§ Number of passengers leaving Scottish ports for Irish Free State ports:
§ The number of Irish born persons in Scotland was according to the last three Census Returns, as follows: