§ Mr. Soley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether, in their adoption and development of policy, the education and library boards are using the same population projections as those applied and published in the interim report of the higher education review group, "The Future Structure of Teacher Education in Northern Ireland"; and if not, what is the source of the population projections used by these boards.
§ Mr. Scott
The school population projection published in the interim report of the review group are part of an annual series, which for practical reasons can only be produced for Northern Ireland as a whole. The education and library boards in planning school provision for their areas must therefore supplement the information on trends given in these reports with local information.