§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many requests for both primary and secondary sectors there have been in Tayside for placings in schools outwith the catchment area in each of the past two years; and in how many instances the placing request was not allowed.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The statutory provisions governing school placing requests inserted into the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 came into effect on 15 February 1982. From that date to 31 July 1982, the latest period for which information is as yet available centrally, Tayside regional council received 459 placing requests for primary schools and 456 for secondary schools; all of these requests were granted.