§ Mr. Tilley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is aware of any local education authorities which ask to see the passports of children before accepting them into school; and whether he will take steps to determine the extent of this practice.
§ Dr. Boyson
School admission arrangements are a matter for local education authorities. General guidance was issued in circular 1/81, but my Department does not monitor the ways in which local education authorities discharge this duty. The practice of one London authority which was recently the subject of press reports has, I understand, now been changed.