HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c890W
Tony Wright

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest projection of UK population growth up to 2050 is. [174350]

Ruth Kelly

The estimated population of the United Kingdom at the middle of 2002 (the latest date available) is 59.232 million. According to the Government Actuary's 2002-based projections, it is projected to increase to 65.454 million by 2050, an increase of 6.2 million (10.5 per cent).

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