HC Deb 26 March 1964 vol 692 c171W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimates he has made of the net loss of population from Scotland through emigration for the period 1961–81 as a basis for his plans for Scottish development during this period; and what part of that net emigration is estimated as likely to go to the south-east region of England.

Mr. Noble

In the years 1961-62 and 1962–63, net emigration from Scotland to other parts of Great Britain and overseas has averaged just over 30,000 a year. The central Scotland White Paper assumed that this might be reduced to about half between 1961 and 1971, and to about one-sixth between 1971 and 1981. It is impossible to say how much of this reduced volume of net emigration might be to the south-east of England.