HC Deb 05 March 1951 vol 485 cc21-2W
113. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Education what are the reasons for the proposal to break the trust deed under which the St. Marylebone Grammar School is at present administered by the London County Council; and if he is aware that the governors of the school. supported by local opinion, are unanimous in their objection to the proposal.

Mr. Tomlinson

The St. Marylebone Grammar School was municipalised by a scheme made by the Board of Education in 1908, under which the London County Council were appointed trustees of the school. If the school is to be maintained by the local education authority under the Education Act, 1944, it must become either a county school or a voluntary school, and either course will involve amendment of the scheme of 1908. I am aware of the objections raised by the governors to the proposal that the school should become a county school, and I am at present considering their application that it should become a voluntary controlled school.