This seems like such a harmless question but, if you're the Executive Member for Education on Suffolk County Council, there's a razor blade in the candyfloss...
Schools: Free Schools
Asked by Baroness Scott of Needham Market
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider applications for free school status from middle schools in Suffolk.[HL1044]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford): The Government are keen to receive proposals for free schools from a broad range of proposers, including charities, educational groups, teachers and parent groups. We are aware of a number of groups in Suffolk, including groups associated with existing middle schools, interested in establishing new free schools. We will consider carefully all proposals received to ensure they have strong educational aims and objectives, and take into account the impact they might have.
You see, Suffolk County Council want to close all of the middle schools in the county, against a background of much opposition. The proposals for free schools give local communities an opportunity to save their middle school, which the Conservatives won't really like that much.
Oh yes, there may be a coalition in Westminster, but that doesn't mean to say that locally, the battle won't continue...