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Lisa James And Jacqueline Nutt

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in view of the delays in reaching a decision which have prevented the children concerned from attending a school of their choice since 2 September, if he will as a matter of urgency make a direction, in accordance with the provisions of section 37 of the Education Act 1944 for the placing of Lisa James and Jacqueline Nutt into Hanham high school in the county of Avon where there are places available for them.

I am informed that the Avon local education authority has agreed to admit both girls to Hanham high school from 10 December.