asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will publish a table showing, for each non-metropolitan county education authority that replied to both of his Department's circular letters dated 5 February 1982 and 30 June 1986 with information of substandard primary school places *(a)* the proportion of such places in 1982, expressed as a percentage of the number of primary schoolchildren in maintained and voluntary schools at that time, *(b)* the proportion of such places in 1986, expressed as a percentage of the number of primary schoolchildren in maintained and voluntary schools at that time and *(c)* the figure by which the change between *(a)* and *(b)* differs from the percentage change between the total figures for all such authorities providing this information; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he will publish a table showing, for each metropolitan district education authority outside Greater London that replied to both of his Department's circular letters dated 5 February 1982 and 30 June 1986 with information of substandard primary school places

*(a)* the proportion of such places in 1982, expressed as a percentage of the number of primary schoolchildren in maintained and voluntary schools at that time, *(b)* the proportion of such places in 1986, expressed as a percentage of the number of primary schoolchildren in maintained and voluntary schools at that time and *(c)* the figure by which the change between *(a)* and *(b)* differs from the percentage change between the total figures for all such authorities providing this information; and if he will make a statement.

(3) if he will publish a table showing, for each local education authority in Greater London that replied to both of his Department's circular letters dated 5 February 1982 and 30 June 1986 with information of substandard primary school places *(a)* the proportion of such places in 1982, expressed as a percentage of the number of primary schoolchildren in maintained and voluntary schools at that time, *(b)* the proportion of such places in 1986, expressed as a percentage of the number of primary schoolchildren in maintained and voluntary schools at that time and *(c)* the figure by which the change between *(a)* and *(b)* differs from the percentage change between the total figures for all such authorities providing this information; and if he will make a statement.

This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.