HC Deb 22 July 1960 vol 627 c71W
Lady Gammans

asked the Minister of Health, in view of the changes in the population of this country since 1949, when the Report of the Royal Commission on Population was published, and in view of the fact that great increases in immigration has occurred, if he will appoint a further committee to study the changed position since 1949.

Miss Pitt

It is considered that there are already effective arrangements for providing the relevant factual information, including in particular the census to be taken next April. As to the effects on policy, the study of population trends has implications, as the Royal Commission's Report shows, over a very wide field and I doubt whether a new inquiry over the whole of that field would be useful. But if there is any particular aspect of Government policy in which my hon. Friend considers that the latest population trends are not adequately taken into account, she will no doubt raise the matter with the responsible Minister.