§ Sir Richard Glyn
asked the Minister of Health how many immigrants including relatives and dependants, have entered Great Britain in the ten years to the latest convenient date; and how many persons have emigrated from Great Britain during the same period.
§ Mr. Loughlin
The Registrar General estimates with the assistance of figures268W for Scotland, that in the ten years from mid-1954 there was a net intake of 1,183,000 people (including relatives and dependants) from all countries outside the United Kingdom into Great Britain. This figure is net because it is estimated after deducting former immigrants (and their relatives and dependants) who subsequently returned home or moved on elsewhere.
In the same period there was a net outflow from Great Britain of 850,000 people (including relatives and dependants) to the world outside the United Kingdom. This figure is net because it is estimated after deducting former emigrants (and their relatives and dependants) who subsequently returned to Great Britain.
Thus, in the ten years from mid-1954, movements of people across national frontiers directly caused an increase of 333,000 in the estimated population of Great Britain.