New Clause 16 — Ballot of parents on change of category from community school to foundation school

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:00 pm on 23rd May 2006.

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'(1) A proposal for a prescribed alteration involving a change of category from community school to foundation school may be implemented only if the proposal has been approved by a ballot of parents of pupils attending the school to which the proposal relates.

(2) The Secretary of State may make regulations about ballots under subsection (1).'. — [Mr. Grogan.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided: Ayes 121, Noes 412.

Division number 247 Education and Inspections Bill — Ballot of parents to change from community school to foundation school — rejected

Aye: 121 MPs

No: 412 MPs

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Absent: 107 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.