School Admissions Code

Part of Committee of Public Accounts – in the House of Commons at 9:49 pm on 10th October 2016.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 9:49 pm, 10th October 2016

My hon. Friend is making a strong case, which I firmly support. The Minister announced last year his intention to amend the school admissions code. Does my hon. Friend share my disappointment that nothing has happened since? I have had various constituents chasing me, and I chased the Minister by writing to him on 6 July. Only last week I received a reply from Lord Nash, stating that the Department is giving the matter careful consideration and will announce its plans shortly. Is it not just taking too long? Another year of children starting school in September has been missed.