HC Deb 07 February 1977 vol 925 cc509-10W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many appeals were made during 1976 by parents against decisions of the London borough of Hillingdon Education Committee not to support applications for children to be educated at schools outside the borough but within the Greater London area in accordance with Section 31 of the London Government Act 1963; how many were allowed and how many rejected; and if she will publish in the Official Report the names of the appellants and the decision taken in each case.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Two parents resident in Hillingdon complained to the Secretary of State in 1976 that the Hillingdon education authority was refusing to support the admission of their children to schools maintained by other authorities in the Greater London area. By virtue of Section 31(8) of the London Government Act the Hillingdon authority's support was not a necessary condition for the children's admission to the schools concerned; there was therefore no question for the Secretary of State to decide. It is not my right hon. Friend's practice to publish the names of complainants but I would be happy to write to the hon. Member about any particular case he may wish to raise.

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