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Ballot For Grant Maintained Status: Arthur Mellows Village College

EDM number 156 in 1996-97, proposed by Don Foster on 07/11/1996.

That this House notes with concern reports that governors at Arthur Mellows Village College, Glinton, near Peterborough, circulated false propaganda to parents, predicting staff cuts and sharply rising class sizes if the school did not opt out of local authority control; is greatly concerned that the Secretary of State for Education and Employment apparently believes this could not have influenced the eventual majority vote; is astonished that she has not ordered a re-run of the ballot; urges her to reconsider her decision; and calls upon the Government to abolish the two-tier policy of grant maintained status.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Don Foster07/11/1996BathProposed
Nigel Jones07/11/1996CheltenhamSeconded
Emma Nicholson07/11/1996Torridge & West DevonSeconded
Nick Harvey07/11/1996North DevonSeconded
Diana Maddock07/11/1996ChristchurchSeconded
David Chidgey07/11/1996EastleighSeconded
Simon Hughes07/11/1996Southwark and BermondseySigned
Malcolm Bruce07/11/1996GordonSigned
Menzies Campbell07/11/1996Fife North EastSigned
Peter Thurnham07/11/1996Bolton North EastSigned
Jim Wallace07/11/1996Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Gerry Steinberg19/11/1996Durham, City ofSigned
Win Griffiths21/11/1996BridgendSigned
Anne Campbell26/11/1996CambridgeSigned

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