§ Mr. Whittingdale
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of(a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in Essex attend (i) grant-maintained schools, (ii) voluntary-aided schools and (iii) local authority schools. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The latest available information is shown in the following table:
Percentage of pupils1 in grant-maintained, LEA2 maintained, and voluntary-aided schools in the Essex local education authority area in January 1996 Grant-maintained Voluntary aided Other LEA maintained Primary 16.7 10.9 72.4 Secondary 70.8 2.4 26.8 1 Includes part-time pupils in primary schools. 2 Schools operating as grant-maintained on the schools' census day January 1996.