HL Deb 22 March 1988 vol 495 c175WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the population of Britain is growing, stationary or decreasing.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security (Lord Skelmersdale)

The population of Great Britain is estimated to be 55.2 million at 30th June 1986 and is currently growing at between 0–2 and 0.3 per cent. per annum.