§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are his latest estimates of population in the United Kingdom and the European Economic Community.
§ Sir George Young
The latest population estimate for the United Kingdom is 55.95 millions at mid-1979.
The latest available figure for the European Economic Community including Greece, is 269.4 millions in 1978. The mid-1978 estimate for the United Kingdom was 55.90 millions.
These estimates may be revised retrospectively when the results of 1981 censuses become available.