HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 c1520W
Mr. Morley

asked the Minister of Education what steps she proposes to take to secure the abolition of fees in all schools which are in receipt of aid from public funds.

Colonel Wigg

asked the Minister of Education when she proposes to abolish fees in all secondary schools which receive grants from public funds.

Miss Wilkinson

I do not propose to require the complete abolition of tuition fees in the comparatively small number of schools in which they are still permissible under the Regulations. My hon. Friends will, however, appreciate that even in these schools a considerable proportion of places are required to be free and the remainder are filled without regard to the income of the parents. The revised income scale limit which I have announced will secure that in no case is financial hardship involved to parents.