§ Mr. Batsford
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is aware that proprietary schools are denied the benefit of duty-free importation of scientific apparatus on the ground that such articles would be used for a substantially commercial purpose; and whether he will take steps to see that such discrimination should not be applied against private schools which have been approved by his Department.
§ Mr. Crosland
Yes. The reason was explained by my hon. Friend, Minister of State at the Board or Trade in his reply to the hon. Member on 20th July.