HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc829-30W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the estimated timetable is for the opening of the proposed London academies; and if she will make a statement. [67838]

Mr. Miliband

Academies will open this September in Haringey and Bexley. We expect more to open year on year with at least 25 London academies open by 2007. Academies are an important strand of the Government's drive to raise standards, improve behaviour and widen choice across London.