HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2223-4
44. Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the Minister of Education whether provision will be made to permit independent schools, otherwise qualified to receive a direct grant, which have not yet been placed on the direct grant list to have their applications considered under the new regulations otherwise than in accordance with the proposals of Scheme B of the Fleming Report.

Mr. Butler

I must ask my hon. Friend to await an announcement of the conditions for direct grant schools which have not yet been finally settled.

Mr. Harvey

Can my right hon. Friend say when the announcement is likely to be made?

Mr. Butler

When we are ready to make the announcement.

56. Mr. Oldfield

asked the Minister of Education whether, under his regulations after 1st April, a local education authority will be able to continue its aid to a direct grant school on the basis of a capitation grant without getting his approval; and if he proposes to insist that, as a condition of this assistance, the school shall abolish its fees.

Mr. Butler

Where a local education authority proposes to assist a direct grant school the arrangements will need to be authorised by my department in accordance with the provisions of Section 9 (1) of the Education Act, 1944. The school will not be required, as a condition of such assistance, to abolish tuition fees.