HC Deb 27 February 1973 vol 851 c327W
Mr. Gorst

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when she will reach a decision on applications from independent schools for permission to raise fees in accordance with notice that had been given to parents prior to the standstill period on prices; and when, in particular, her Department will be giving an answer to St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, on this subject.

Mrs. Thatcher

Independent schools which have applied for my consent to an increase in fees during the standstill period of the counter-inflation programme are currently being informed of the results of their applications. My Department wrote to the solicitors acting for St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, on 21st February 1973.

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