HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 cc292-3W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the most recent figures on the out-migration of young people from Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Needham

[holding answer 21 July 1988]: The most recent figures are those derived from the 1987 mid-year estimates of population. These show that in the period 1 July 1986 to 30 June 1987 around 10,500 persons between the ages of 15 and 24 migrated from Northern Ireland.