§ Mr. Byers
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what was the total number of appeals made by parents against the non-admission of their child to the school of their choice in 1994–95; how many appeals were considered by a statutory committee; and, of these, how many were (i) rejected and (ii) found in the parents' favour. 
§ Mrs. Gillan
The available information is shown in the table:
Number Total appeals lodged1 54,427 Appeals heard by a statutory committee2 38,032 Appeals rejected 23,169 Appeals found in parents' favour 14,839 1 Includes appeals which were withdrawn by parents or settled to mutual satisfaction before reaching a statutory committee. 2 Includes appeals heard by a statutory committee for which a decision was still to be made at the end of the academic year.