§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many parents secured the primary or secondary school of their first choice for their child in each of the last three years(a) in total and (b) for each local education authority. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
This information is not collected centrally: The most recent evidence—from surveys commissioned by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities in 1992 andThe Times in 1993—suggests that some 90 per cent. of parents gain a place at their first choice school.