§ Mr. Alison
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list for each local education authority(a) the number and (b) the percentage of county schools granted total or partial exemption from the requirement to hold broadly Christian acts of worship.
§ Mr. Eggar
The information is not available in the form requested. I understand that, in the first year following the Education Reform Act 1988, 32 local education authorities reported that determinations had been granted in respect of one or more of their schools and that four LEAs have reported further determinations granted in the second year. I have requested some further analysis of the information which we have and will write to my hon. Friend in due course.