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Substandard Primary School Places

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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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.