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Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons are estimated to have immigrated into Scotland in each of the last six years (a) from the rest of the United Kingdom and (b) from outwith the United Kingdom.

The information available does not provide accurate figures of total immigration into Scotland. There are, however, some sample figures available on immigration into Scotland from countries overseas, derived from the International Passenger Survey. Grossed-up estimates based on these sample figures are shown in the table below, as are figures of patients on doctors' lists moving into Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom as recorded through the National Health Service Central Register.panied by one official. The total cost will be about £3,400.