HUDDERSFIELD'S MP said today he believed Labour MPs would back concessions on the Government's controversial school reforms.
Barry Sheerman, who is chairman of the Commons Education Select Committee, said he would now vote for the changes.
And he added he was confident the "reasonable" majority of fellow Labour MPs would follow suit.
Education Secretary Ruth Kelly has offered amendments in a letter to Mr Sheerman after his committee called for changes.
She said there would be extra safeguards to stop schools selecting pupils on academic ability or social background.
The practice of schools interviewing prospective parents would be outlawed, said Ms Kelly.
About 100 Labour MPs and senior party figures opposed Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans for a new generation of privately-backed trust schools after they were first announced last year.
Mr Sheerman said: "This is a better White Paper and a better Bill because we have had this letter from the Secretary of State.
"This is a considered view of how to improve the White Paper.
"The Government has seen the sense of accepting most of the amendments. I think that is good for British democracy."
He added: "If you end up with a better deal for education and a better deal for the democratic process, I'm happy, and I think the Government should be."
Mr Sheerman said he thought the majority of Labour MPs would now vote in favour.
He said: "I shall certainly vote for it with these amendments and I think most of my reasonable colleagues will."
John Dunford, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, welcomed the admissions reforms.
But he added: "This letter makes it even clearer that trust schools will have no extra powers that are not already available to foundation schools.
"It is therefore very unlikely that many schools will seek trust status."