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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th June 1995.

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Photo of Mr John Wilkinson Mr John Wilkinson , Ruislip - Northwood 12:00 am, 27th June 1995

What advice would my hon. Friend give parents in my constituency who are unable to place their children in the secondary school of their choice because children from the neighbouring boroughs of Ealing, Hertfordshire and Harrow are moving into the first-class secondary schools with grant-maintained status in my constituency? As a consequence, parents cannot even place their children in the third school of their choice. Simply increasing money from the funding agency is no solution because there is an optimum size for secondary schools.