§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the trend in emigration from the United Kingdom in the past five years.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Detailed figures are published regularly by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys in "Population Trends" and elsewhere. Overall the annual number of emigrants was falling up to 1979 but subsequently has been rising; the total for 1981 was 11 per cent. above that for 1976.