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Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of people in Northern Ireland who are fluent speakers of (a) Polish, (b) Mandarin, (c) Irish, (d) Ulster Scots, (f) Portuguese, (g) Spanish, (h) French and (i) German. (243201)

My office does not hold this information as this is a devolved matter.

The provision of official information on Northern Ireland’s population is the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency which is an Executive agency within the Department of Finance and Personnel.