HC Deb 19 April 1994 vol 241 c431W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the figures, in total and for each local education authority, on the number of parents who secured the primary or secondary school of their first choice for their child for 1989–90 and 1990–91.

Mr. Robin Squire

Data on the number of parents securing their first choice of school are not collected centrally. However, the most recent evidence—from surveys commissioned by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities in 1992 andThe Times in 1993—shows that some 90 per cent. of parents gain a place at their first choice of secondary school.