HC Deb 01 December 1992 vol 215 c118W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what are the latest figures he has for schools which have held a successful ballot to opt out of local authority educational provision and the number of such schools which have been refused permission to opt out.

Mr. Forth

A total of 574 schools have voted in favour of grant-maintained status. Of these, the Secretary of State has turned down applications from 51 schools.