HC Deb 20 January 1984 vol 52 cc369-70W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimates his Department has made of trends in fertility rates for the next 10 years.

Mr. John MacKay

The 1981 based population projections, prepared by the Registrar General for Scotland in conjunction with the Government Actuary, incorporate assumptions on fertility rates which are summarised in table B of "Projected Population of Scotland by Area (1981 based)", a copy of which is in the Library. Full details will be published later this year.