§ 30. Mr. R. W. Elliott
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will ensure that direct grant schools shall retain their independence in local authority areas where a comprehensive system of education is being contemplated.
§ 32. Mr. Geoffrey Rhodes
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will request direct grant schools to co-operate with local authorities in whose areas they are located, when such authorities adopt a comprehensive system of secondary education, by adopting a comprehensive education system themselves.
§ Mr. Crosland
In my recent circular I expressed the hope that governors of direct grant schools would co-operate with local education authorities with a view to participating in local schemes of comprehensive education. I do not wish to anticipate the outcome of local discussions on this subject.