asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the population of Bedfordshire was in 1950, 1960 and 1970; what it is likely to be in 1975; and what the future trend is expected to be.
The available estimates are as follows:
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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the child population in Bedford in 1950, 1960 and 1970; what the projection of these figures is for 1975, 1980 and 1985; and how this compares with the national trend.
Estimates are not available for the years stated. However, the numbers of children, under 15, in the pre-1st April 1974 area of Bedford MB and the post-1st April 1974 district of Bedford as enumerated in the census of population were as follows:
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