HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 c40W
109. Mr. G. Longden

asked the Minister of Education how many of the schools, which have applied for aided status, have been scheduled for eventual closure under local education authority development plans.

Mr. Tomlinson

Four hundred and five of the 1,517 schools which have so far applied for aided status are proposed for ultimate closure under the development plans of the local education authorities. In many cases, however, the plans indicate that the schools will be replaced by new voluntary schools.