HC Deb 05 August 1947 vol 441 c1273
21. Mr. Berry

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated population of Scotland on the latest ascertainable date; and what are the populations of the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, respectively, on the same date.

Mr. Westwood

The estimated total population of Scotland at 30th June, 1947, was 5,138,700; of Edinburgh, 485,700; of Glasgow. 1,108,500, and of Aberdeen, 187,800.

Mr. Berry

In view of the growth in population in the last ten years, can my right hon. Friend account for the increase?

Sir T. Moore

Is it not an admirable advance that English Members are beginning to learn something about Scotland?

Mr. Scollan

is it not the case that the invasion of Englishmen has now increased from .01 per cent. to 3 per cent. of the population of Scotland?