§ Caroline Flint
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of parents in Doncaster Borough, when selecting a secondary school, obtain(a) their first preference, (b) their second preference and (c) neither. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
This information is not collected centrally. Doncaster local education authority has informed my Department that 97 per cent. of parents gained a place for their child at their first preference secondary school for admission in September 1998.