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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 662: debated on Tuesday 25 June 2019

Ministerial Correction

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Education

Free Schools

The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on Free Schools on 19 June 2019.

The hon. Member for Bury South (Mr Lewis) said that the academies programme has led to more schools being put into special measures and requiring improvements, but the opposite is the case. In 2010, when there were just 200 academies, 68% of schools were good or outstanding; today, that figure is 86%.

[Official Report, 19 June 2019, Vol. 662, c. 114WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for School Standards:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to a point made by the hon. Member for Bury South (Mr Lewis).

The correct information should have been:

The hon. Member for Bury South (Mr Lewis) said that the academies programme has led to more schools being put into special measures and requiring improvements, but the opposite is the case. In 2010, when there were just 200 academies, 68% of schools were good or outstanding; today, that figure is 85%.