HC Deb 11 March 1964 vol 691 cc51-2W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the latest published figure showing the net natural increase of population in the area of the Outer Hebrides and to what factors he attributes the fall in total population.

Mr. Noble

In the year 1962 there was a net natural decrease of three.

age in 1951 and 1961, and the number of deaths, and the number of births, between 1951 and 1961.

Mr. Noble

The following is the Answer:

During the; year ended 30th June, 1963, it is estimated that the population fell by 400 to 31,450. This reflects the national trend of population movement from rural areas to urban centres.