§ 98. Mr. Younger
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether it was by his authority that a report by the Scottish Economic Planning Board on emigration from Scotland was communicated to the Press; and if he will make a statement.
§ 99. Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will instruct the Scottish Economic Planning Board to conduct a survey of migration, with particular reference to the relation between migration to England and Wales and migration overseas.
§ 101. Mr. Gordon Campbell
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in the working party's study of the trends and composition of emigration from Scotland in recent years; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make public the report of the Scottish Economic Planning Board on emigration from Scotland.35W
§ Mr. Ross
As I have explained before, the Working Group's remit is a continuing one. Officials provide me from time to time with detailed analyses of migration and population change, which confirm that the main causes of emigration are economic and that the Government's regional measures, by improving Scotland's relative position, are now rapidly reducing the rate of emigration.