HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 c405W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on when he expects to reach a decision on the appeal lodged by Broomfield Primary School, Broomfield, Chelmsford, concerning Essex LEA's direction on admissions to the school. [57769]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Broomfield School has referred to the Secretary of State notices issued by Essex local education authority under section 431 of the Education Act 1996 directing the school to admit five children. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has made a decision on two of the five referrals. The other three referrals relate to children not due to start school until either January or April 1999. My right hon. Friend will be making a determination on those referrals when further consultation with Essex local education authority and local schools has been completed.