Clause 3 — Application for Academy order
Bills Presented — Local Referendums Bill
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon, Conservative)
Does the Minister accept that there have been examples of Labour-held local authorities being given the opportunity to set up academies but rejecting it without consulting parents at all? I refer specifically to the offer by Goldman Sachs several years ago to set up an academy in Tower Hamlets. The local authority there gave parents not a jot of consultation.