asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the flow of third level education students out of and into Northern Ireland each year since 1971.
The information requested is not readily available in the form requested. However, for the following academic years shown it is estimated that the flow of students out of and into Northern Ireland at undergraduate and postgraduate levels was as follows:
|New entrants from outside Northern Ireland to courses in Northern Ireland||470||288||263||329|
|Northern Ireland new entrants in receipt of student awards for courses outside Northern Ireland||1,506*||1,648||1,401||Not yet available|
|* Undergraduates only.|