§ 41. Mr. Pawsey
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress is being made towards the establishment of appeals committees as provided for by the Education Act 1980; when he expects local education authorities to have prepared lists of possible members for such committees; and when these committees will come into operation.
§ Mr. Mark Carlisle
The school admission and appeal provisions of the Education Act 1980 were brought into effect last October and will first apply to admissions to schools in the autumn of 1982. Local education authorities and school governors will therefore need to appoint the persons from whom appeal committees will be drawn in time for the consideration, earlier in 1982, of appeals relating to such admissions.