HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc641-2W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local education authorities in England and Wales are refusing to provide school places or other education provision for the school age children of travelling people in their local education authority area; and, in each case, what are the grounds for such refusal.

Miss Margaret Jackson

My Department is currently making inquiries, which are not yet complete, into a complaint the M5 and M6 motorways in the West Midlands county since the reply of 17th January 1977 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr.

Mr. Horam

Increased resources in the Department and in the agent authority have been devoted to coping with the difficult task of maintaining this heavily used section of motorway, and a number of contracts have been left.