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Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) EU and (b) non-EU foreign nationals have been resident in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. (243979)

The Government’s information on the number of European economic area and non-European economic area nationals within the UK is not broken down by region of residence.

The collation of Northern Ireland demographic statistics, along with the provision of official information on Northern Ireland’s population, is a devolved matter which is the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), an Executive agency within the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel.