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Assisted Places Scheme

EDM number 465 in 1996-97, proposed by James Pawsey on 30/01/1997.

That this House supports the assisted places scheme as a bridge between the maintained and independent sectors; notes that the scheme extends a choice to low-income families that they would not otherwise enjoy; supports its continued expansion so that even more children can benefit from the education best suited to their needs and abilities; and further notes that in 1996-97 over 36,000 children from low-income families will benefit, that 42 per cent. of places are free because the families concerned have incomes of less than ú9,800, that the average income of AP families is ú10,600 per annum, that in 1995-96, 73 per cent. of AP pupils achieved A or B grades at GCSE, 51 per cent. at A-level, that in 1995-96, 90 per cent. of AP school leavers went on to higher education, that 66 per cent. of respondents support the AP scheme, including 80 per cent. of Conservative supporters, 64 per cent. of Lib Dem and 55 per cent. of Labour (MORI 1995) and that successive MORI polls have found that a majority would choose an independent school for their children if they could afford one.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

James Pawsey30/01/1997Rugby & KenilworthProposed
David Shaw30/01/1997DoverSigned
John Marshall30/01/1997Hendon SouthSigned
Jacques Arnold30/01/1997GraveshamSigned
Marion Roe03/02/1997BroxbourneSigned
Bob Dunn04/02/1997DartfordSigned
Nicholas Winterton04/02/1997MacclesfieldSigned
John Townend04/02/1997BridlingtonSigned
Michael Stern04/02/1997Bristol North WestSigned
Vivian Bendall04/02/1997Ilford NorthSigned
John Butterfill04/02/1997Bournemouth WestSigned
David Nicholson04/02/1997TauntonSigned
Paul Marland04/02/1997Gloucestershire WestSigned
Toby Jessel04/02/1997TwickenhamSigned
Graham Riddick04/02/1997Colne ValleySigned
Christopher Gill05/02/1997LudlowSigned
Peter Griffiths05/02/1997Portsmouth NorthSigned
Warren Hawksley06/02/1997Halesowen and StourbridgeSigned
Michael Colvin06/02/1997Romsey and WatersideSigned
Ian Bruce18/02/1997South DorsetSigned

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