HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c247W
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.