§ Mr. Ancram
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many representations he has received since 3 May 1979 relating to parents whose requests for transfer for their children to schools of their choice have been turned down by the Lothian region education committee.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Since 3 May 1979, 27 complaints have been received from parents whose requests for a secondary school of their choice were refused initially by Lothian regional council's transfer committee; of this figure, four were later granted. In the same period 25 complaints were also received about the transfer committee's refusal to grant parents their choice of primary school; one request was later granted.