HC Deb 13 July 1961 vol 644 cc557-8
9. Mr. MacColl

asked the Minister of Education when he will issue a new Instrument of Government in respect of St. Olave's Grammar School; and whether it will provide for the Foundation Governors being all members of the Church of England.

Sir D. Eccles

The existing arrangement will remain in force till the new school in Orpington is ready in about five years' time. I will consult the Governors and the local education authority at a later stage over the Instrument for the new school, and I cannot say now precisely how the governing body will be composed.

Mr. MacColl

Can the right hon. hon. Gentleman say what consultation there will be with the representatives of the Church of England about the future of the school?

Sir D. Eccles

Very close consultation.