§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment she has made of the level of support for home-school contracts following the consultation on circular 6/96; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Forth
The principle of home-school agreements is generally supported. Different views are taken on their use in admission arrangements. The proposals in the Education Bill would give school admission authorities the flexibility to decide for themselves.