§ 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 are370W 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.