School Places, London

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 Tim Boswell Tim Boswell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) 12:00 am, 27th June 1995

While I recognise my hon. Friend's interest in the problems of his constituents, the exercise of choice by parents outwith the borough must he matched with the concerns that he expressed of his constituents within the borough. We do not believe that an artificial distinction determined by geography is the right way to decide the matter. As my hon. Friend implied, it is open to the schools funding agency, in the case of Hillingdon, to bring forward proposals for the expansion of popular schools—where capacity can be provided.