§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the result of his inquiries into the allocation of secondary school places by the Trafford District of Manchester; and if he is satisfied with the fairness of the new allocation procedure.
§ Miss Joan Lestor
Following discussion between officials of the Department and the local education authority, my right hon. Friend is satisfied on the information at present available to him that, in so far as any system for allocating secondary school places based on selection can be considered fair, that adopted by the Trafford education authority is reasonable in itself and has been fairly administered. I am writing to the hon. Member with details.