§ Mr. Murton
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs by how much the working population and the resident population, respectively, in London and the South-Eastern Region increased between 1961 and 1964, and between 1964 and the latest convenient date, the figures being expressed both as numbers and as percentage increases on the previous year.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The estimated total civilian labour force in the combined South-East and East Anglia Standard Regions (excluding the Soke of Peterborough) increased between 1961 and 1964 by 277,000 (3.2 per cent.) and between 1964 and 1965 by a further 133,000 (1.5 per cent.). Estimated home population increased between 1961 and 1964 by 520,000 (2.9 per cent.) and between 1964 and 1965 by 147,900 (0.8 per cent.).
Comparable statistics for civilian labour force in Greater London are not available, due to boundary changes during the period. The estimated home population of the Greater London Council area increased between 1961 and 1964 by 800 (0.0 per cent.), and decreased between 1964 and 1965 by 37,700 (0.5 per cent.).