Dromore High School

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:45 pm on 14th October 2002.

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Photo of Edwin Poots Edwin Poots DUP 2:45 pm, 14th October 2002

There has been much prevarication over the provision of sixth-form places at Dromore High School. The time has come for answers, not further consultation. Every year, 30 children are turned away from the school. The area is scheduled to almost double in population.

The Minister will no longer be a Minister after tonight. I do not know what he turns into after midnight, given his past history. However, it is time that the Department grasped the nettle and provided the places necessary for children in Dromore. The school cannot go on operating with the current intake levels.