HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 c580W
24. Mr. Harry Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people emigrated from Scotland to the latest available date in 1982; and how this compares with the figures for the same period in each of the previous five years.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Information for 1982 is not yet available.

The estimated net emigration from Scotland for the year to 31 December 1981 was 12,700. The corresponding figures for earlier years—to 30 June—were as follows:-

1981 23,100
1980 16,300
1979 14,600
1978 16,300
1977 9,800

Estimates of migration, particularly with countries outside the United Kingdom, are subject to sampling error.