HC Deb 12 November 1998 vol 319 c263W
Caroline Flint

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of parents in Doncaster Borough, when selecting a secondary school, obtain(a) their first preference, (b) their second preference and (c) neither. [59311]

Mr. Charles Clarke

This information is not collected centrally. Doncaster local education authority has informed my Department that 97 per cent. of parents gained a place for their child at their first preference secondary school for admission in September 1998.