[holding answer 17 December 2007]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 8 January 2008:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to respond on behalf of the Chancellor of the Exchequer concerning your question about how many Irish citizens are estimated to be resident in the UK; and what estimate he has made of the likely number in 2017. (174762)
I would refer you to the answer given in the Official Report of 20 November 2007, Volume 467, Column 704.