SNP welcomes population boost

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Welcoming the latest population statistics issued today by the Scottish Government showing Scotland’s population is at its highest level since 1977, at 5,222,100 – an increase of more than 28,000 since last year – an SNP spokesperson said:

“These are excellent figures, which mean a growing population will help fuel our economic recovery. The SNP believes Scotland should have responsibility for immigration policy, and should have an earned citizenship system similar to those in Canada or Australia, allowing us to attract highly skilled workers who can further boost prosperity.”