HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 c199W
13. Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about the number of schools seeking to opt out under the Education Reform Act 1988.

Mr. MacGregor

To date 79 schools have embarked on the process of applying for grant-maintained status and parents at 51 of them have so far voted in favour of proceeding with an application. Forty-one proposals have so far reached me for decision: I have approved 32 of them.