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Assisted Places

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to improve publicity for the assisted places scheme.

Schools participating in the scheme take the lead in publicising its benefits and the availability of places locally, but my right hon. Friend's recent announcement of an expansion of the scheme, in areas of lower provision, has heightened considerably public awareness of assistance available.