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Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many schools in each education and library board area in Northern Ireland were (a) undersubscribed and (b) oversubscribed in each of the last three years. (127111)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

2004-052005-062006-07

ELB

Oversubscribed

Under-subscribed

Oversubscribed

Under-subscribed

Oversubscribed

Under-subscribed

BELB

28

98

24

100

25

98

WELB

37

191

34

195

34

191

NEELB

32

199

33

210

31

213

SEELB

24

156

20

160

24

162

SELB

29

238

32

235

50

201

Total

150

882

143

900

164

865

The information provided relates to all under-subscribed and over-subscribed primary and post primary schools in Northern Ireland.

In order to determine over or under-subscription, the total number of year 1 or year 8 applications to each school has been compared with the approved admissions number.