HL Deb 05 May 1998 vol 589 cc61-2WA
Baroness Blatch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which are those areas of the country where, if a ballot to end selection at a grammar school were successfully triggered by a petition, it would be deemed to be a whole local education authority ballot. [HL1639]

What specific criteria would be applied to determine the area within which parents would be eligible to vote to end selection at each selective grammar school excluding those which would qualify for whole local education authority ballots. [HL1640]

Baroness Blackstone

The School Standards and Framework Bill currently before Parliament provides for the detailed arrangements for grammar school ballots, including the definition of whole area and other ballots, to be specified in regulations which will be drawn up in due course.