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EDM (Early Day Motion) 465: tabled on 30 January 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.