HC Deb 15 November 1985 vol 86 c294W
Mr. Heddle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will introduce legislation to provide for parents to have the prior right to choose the kind of education to be given to their children enforceable in United Kingdom courts; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

Section 6 of the Education Act 1980 provides for parents to express preferences for the schools at which they wish their children to be educated and generally requires those preferences to be met, subject to some specific exceptions. There are no present plans to take this further.