§ 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:-
number 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.