§ Mr. Byers
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total number of schools which have held ballots on grant-maintained status; and how many of them are(a) Anglican and (b) Roman Catholic, listing in each category how many are (i) now operating as grant-maintained schools, (ii) have received approval for grant-maintained status, (iii) have published proposals and are awaiting a decision, (iv) have voted for grant-maintained status but not yet published proposals, (v) have had their proposals rejected and (vi) have voted against grant-maintained status.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
Sixteen schools in Wales have balloted the parents of their pupils on the acquisition of grant maintained status. Of these one is an Anglican school and one a Roman Catholic. An application from the former is currently before me; the Roman Catholic school was incorporated as a grant maintained school on 1 January 1992.