HC Deb 13 March 1963 vol 673 c163W
Mrs. Hart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on what assumptions the Registrar-General for Scotland bases his recent estimate that 22,000 persons will migrate from Scotland each year from 1963 to 1981.

Mr. Noble

This figure which has to be prepared for purposes of the population projection published by the Registrar-General each year is a guess based upon experience of the past ten years. It is rather less than the average net migration for that period.