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Secondary Education: Colchester

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates Ministers in his Department have had meetings with the Leader of Essex County Council in respect of secondary school provision in Colchester constituency in the last 12 months. (214758)

Our records indicate that, during the last 12 months, there were DCSF ministerial meetings with the Leader of Essex county council on 17 July 2007 and on 21 April and 4 June this year. Those discussions included matters relating to school improvement in the local authority, including the need for urgent action to be taken to improve educational provision for pupils attending some schools in Colchester.