§ Mr. Damian Green
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the arrangements fiat parents in Kent to choose secondary schools; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Miliband
At the request of Kent local education authority, the Secretary of State imposed a co-ordinated admissions scheme on the Kent area on 9 September 2003. The scheme is primarily about the admissions process, rather than admission arrangements for individual schools, and it will remain in place until the LEA and schools agree on a replacement scheme. As the scheme is administered by the LEA, it, along with the schools in the area, is best placed to evaluate the way it has worked and we are keen to hear their assessment of this. We will, therefore, be asking the LEA for statistical data and feedback when its administration of the main part of the process is complete for this year.