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Admission Policies

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the payments made to Electoral Reform services in respect of (a) the preparation for and (b) the conduct of parental ballots on selective secondary schools' admission policies in each of the last five years. [105839]

The Education (Grammar School Ballots) Regulations came into effect on 3 December 1998. To date, £1,102,945 has been paid to Electoral Reform Services, the bulk of which is passed on to schools in the form of grants to cover costs in providing information to the company. The payments have been made as follows:

£
Petition Year(a) Preparation for ballots(b) Conduct of ballotsTotal for year
1998–9922,778,81022,778.81
1999–2000216,283.511,780.07218,063.58
2000–0158,285.36058,285.36
2001–02438,099.660438,099.66
2002–031365,717.660365,717.66
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