HC Deb 31 January 2002 vol 379 cc486-7W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many letters of(a) support and (b) opposition she has received to the Government's proposals on (i) schools forums, and (ii) admissions forums. [31385]

Mr. Timms

[holding answer 30 January 2002]: Although our proposals for schools forums were first set out in the White Paper "Schools: Achieving Success", a full consultation exercise has not yet been held and only a minimal amount of correspondence has yet been received on this topic. The Department will be undertaking a formal consultation exercise in spring 2002 on the constitution and functions of schools forums. By 7 November 2001, our school admissions consultation had received 324 responses (78 per cent.) supporting our proposals for mandatory admissions forums, at least to some extent, and 79 replies from those who disagreed.

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