HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c146W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advice he has given to local education authorities with wholly selective admissions policies for secondary schools in respect of the operation of the se policies; and if he will make a statement. [104022]

Mr. Miliband

All local education authorities, including those with grammar schools in their areas, are required to comply with all relevant admissions and equal opportunities law, and the guidance in the recently revised School Admissions Code of Practice, when setting their admission arrangements.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has made clear that he expects all LEAs and schools to take seriously their responsibility to raise standards of education for all children in their area.