§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the level of financial support from his Department in 1988–89, 1989–90 and 1990–91 for the Grant Maintained Schools Trust.
Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total number of opt-out ballots which have taken place since the introduction of the scheme; and how many(a) were for, (b) were 'against' and (c) had a majority either way of less than 5 per cent. of parents eligible to vote.
§ Mr. Fraser
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science in considering applications for grant-maintained status for schools in Bromley, what consideration is given to the statutory obligation to educate all in-borough children who present themselves to the local education authority and the statutory obligation not to discriminate in favour of in-borough children.
§ Mr. Eggar
We take careful account of all relevant factors relating to school admissions when considering proposals for grant-maintained status published by Bromley schools. This includes statutory objections made to the proposals by Bromley LEA in relation to its statutory obligations and the impact approval would have on admissions to maintain schools in its area.