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Emigrants (Ages)

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any statistics are available showing the age distribution of emigrants leaving this country.

Detailed statistics are published annually in the Board of Trade Journal showing in nine age-groups the number of persons of Commonwealth nationalities leaving the United Kingdom direct by sea for countries outside Europe and not within the Mediterranean Sea. Figures for alien emigrants to these countries, but divided only between persons aged 12 years and over and children under 12, are also issued. The latest figures relating to 1949 were published on 17th June, 1950, and I am sending the hon. Member an extract from the Board of Trade Journal of this date which will give him all the information available.