To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received, and from whom, regarding opting out of schools in Leicestershire; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend has so far received one application for grant-maintained status from a school in Leicestershire. The proposal for GM status from Longfield high school in Melton Mowbray, and the objections received, were given careful consideration by my right hon. Friend before he announced his decision to approve the request for grant-maintained status with effect from August 1990.