§ Miss Melanie Johnson
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Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Crispin Blunt, dated 30 November 1999:As Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your parliamentary question about the estimated net annual migration into the South East Region from each of the other regions of England.The latest figures available relate to 1998. The attached table shows the inflow, outflow and balance for migration into and out of the South East with respect to each of the other regions of England.The estimates of internal population movements are based on the movement of NHS doctors' patients between the former Family Health Services Authority Areas. They should not be regarded as a perfect measure of migration as there is variation in the delay between a person moving and registering with a new doctor. Additionally, some moves may not result in a re-registration: for example, individuals may migrate again before registering with a doctor. Conversely, there may be others who move and re-register several times a year.
Movements into and out of the South East Government Office Region for the Year ending December 1998 Crown copyright Thousand Region Inflow Outflow Balance England 217.9 198.7 19.2 North East 5.2 4.6 0.6 North West (including Merseyside) 14.6 12.9 1.8 Yorkshire and the Humber 11.7 11.3 0.3 East Midlands 15.3 18.6 -3.3 West Midlands 15.1 15.1 — East 30.6 29.4 1.2 London 89.5 59.8 29.7 South West 36.0 47.1 -11.1