Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total number of schools opt-out ballots which have taken place since the introduction of the scheme; and how many(a) were for, (b) were against and (c) had a majority either way of less than 5 per cent. of parents eligible to vote.41W
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
Of the eight ballots held to date in Wales, five were in favour of applying for grant-maintained status and three were against. In only two instances was there a majority of less than 5 per cent. of the parents eligible to vote.