§ Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish details of the annual costs to(a) 498W the Department for Education and (b) education and library boards in Northern Ireland related to the transfer procedure in each of the last three years for which records are available.
§ Mr. Ancram
The information is as follows:
£ 000 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 Department of Education 143 156 246 Education and Library Boards1 454 485 508 1 Excludes teacher substitution for the completion of transfer report forms, which cannot be identified separately but includes the cost of appeals regarding placements in grammar and non-grammar secondary schools.