§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the second year's experience of the school admission provisions of the Education Act 1980.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
Inquiries made of local education authorities by the Department indicate that, in 1983, there240W was some 10,000 appeals by parents dissatisfied with school admission decisions, of which about 3,500 were found in favour of the parents. This compares favourably with the 1982 figure of about 9,000 appeals and 3,000 found in favour of tie parents. Overall, the arrangements for school admissions and appeals introduced under the 1980 Act are working well.