§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many parents have made representations to the Secretary of State for Education and Science concerning the decision of appeal committees about the placement of their children in secondary schools in autumn 1982, and what action he has taken as a result of those representations.
§ Lord Elton
Three hundred parents have complained to the Secretary of State for Education and Science about their children's allocation to secondary school by the local education authority. Each complaint is investigated, further information being obtained as necessary. In no case so far has the Secretary of State found that an authority had acted in a way which would justify his intervention under the Education Acts.