Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Every year there is a story about parents who lie about their address to get their child into a sought-after school. While serving as a governor of a popular Church of England infants school I was involved in introducing a very simple and foolproof method of determining where a child lived. Parents offered a place had to produce their child benefit book (or the related document if the benefit was paid into a bank account). This eliminated all the ruses described in Jack O'Sullivan's article (3 February).

JOANNA FRENCH

London SE21

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