Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils there are at Regent House grammar school, Newtownards; how many temporary classrooms there are at the school; how many applicants there were for entry into form 1 in the current year; how many pupils were enrolled into form 1 in the current year; what proposals there are to provide permanent classrooms at the school; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ancram
Regent House school has 1,444 pupils in its secondary department and 165 pupils in its preparatory department. The school has 31 temporary classrooms. It had 217 applicants for entry into form 1 for 1995–96—figures for 1996–97 are not yet available—and has 215 pupils in form 1 this year.
I understand that the south-eastern education and library board is developing plans to extend and refurbish the existing premises.