§ Mr. McLoughlin
Information is not collected by the Department in the form requested. However, the labour force survey for the years 1987 to 1991 indicates that the numbers in the north-west of those continuing a construction trade apprenticeship were as follows:
Numbers 1987 1under 10,000 1988 1under 10,000 1989 11,002 1990 11,226 1991 10,344 1 Estimates for 10,000 people or fewer (after grossing up) are not shown, since they are likely to be based on small samples and therefore unreliable. This is in line with current practice for labour force survey based analyses.