Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the population increase expected under the principal projection issued by the Office for National Statistics on 18 December 2003 is due to the assumed level of net inward migration and the descendants of migrants. [160514]

    Ruth Kelly [holding answer 11 March 2004]: A note considering the impact of assumed net migration on projected population growth is now available on the GAD website at http://www.gad.gov.uk/Population/2002/methodology/mignote.htm