Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:32 am on 24th November 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West 11:32 am, 24th November 2011

There is real concern in Otley among staff, students and the local community about the conversion of Prince Henry’s to an academy. May we have a debate on the rules surrounding conversion to academy status, because at present it can be done on a single, even a casting, vote on the governing body, and consultation can simply be whatever the school says it should be? That is clearly unsatisfactory, and it needs to be changed.