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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr William Whitelaw Mr William Whitelaw , Penrith and The Border 12:00 am, 13th July 1964

The migration figure is based on a broad assessment of the total situation and is not an arithmetical calculation. In framing it, as the hon. Gentleman will know, account was taken of the Government's policy for development in Scotland and for the growth of employment in Scotland. Within this broad estimate, it is not possible, nor, I suggest, is it necessary, to speculate on how many people might come from Scotland.