HC Deb 12 June 1990 vol 174 c183W
Mr. Day

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to improve publicity for the assisted places scheme.

Mr. Alan Howarth

Schools participating in the scheme take the lead in publicising its benefits and the availability of places locally, but my right hon. Friend's recent announcement of an expansion of the scheme, in areas of lower provision, has heightened considerably public awareness of assistance available.