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Assisted Places Scheme

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many pupils living in (a) the Devon county council area and (b) the Torbay travel-to-work area have been funded by the assisted places scheme in each of the last three years. [13894]

Information about the county council or travel-to-work areas from which assisted pupils originate is not collected centrally. The numbers of assisted pupils in participating schools in Devon in academic years 1994–95, 1995–96 and 1996–97 were 793,817 and 942 respectively.