HC Deb 25 June 2003 vol 407 cc848-9W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children attend Northern Ireland's Irish medium schools; how many attended in each of the last five years; and what the estimated number of children expected to attend is for each of the next ten years, including annual percentage changes. [120941]

Jane Kennedy

Information on the number of children expected to attend Irish Medium schools in the next 10 years is not available. Information for this year and the past five years is as follows:

Number Change from previous year (%)
1997–98 1,375 +18.7
1998–99 1,512 +9.6
1999–2000 1,657 +9.6
2000–01 1,846 +11.4
2001–02 1,971 +6.8
2002–03 2,019 +2.4

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