HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 cc742-3W
Mr. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Education (1) how many independent schools have agreed to take 25 per cent. of their annual admissions from grant-aided primary schools; at what age they propose to select them; what is to be the basis of selection; and how many local education authorities have agreed to participate in the scheme;

(2) whether he has accepted the recommendation of the Fleming Report, namely, to set up a central advisory committee to advise him on questions connected with schemes of associated schools; and, if so, whether he can announce the names of the committee.

Mr. Butler

I have already been in touch with the Associations of Governing Bodies, Headmasters and Headmistresses of Independent Schools in regard to Scheme B of the Fleming Report, and they have promised to let me have their views within the next few weeks. Until I have considered their views, together with those of other interested parties, it is not possible for me to reach a decision on the detailed recommendations of the Committee.

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