HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 c60W
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. [38576]

Mrs. Gillan

The available information is shown in the table:

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1 Includes appeals which were withdrawn by parents or settled to mutual satisfaction before reaching a statutory committee.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.

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