Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many grade 2 pupils were refused places in grammar schools; and how many grade 3 and 4 pupils, including those already attending the preparatory 163W departments of grammar schools, were accepted into grammar schools arising from the new transfer procedure this year.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Information in the form requested is not readily available. In this year's transfer procedure tests 2,789 pupils were awarded grade 2 of whom 1,872 have been admitted to grammar schools. In addition 399 pupils awarded grade 3 and 80 pupils awarded grade 4 have been admitted to grammar schools.