HC Deb 23 October 1979 vol 972 c126W
28. Mr. Guy Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consultations he has had about the implementation of his proposed scheme for provision of assisted places at independent schools.

Dr. Boyson

A consultative document outlining proposals for the scheme has been widely distributed. We have discussed the scheme with teachers' associations and the local authority associations and there have been discussions with the associations representing independent and direct grant schools.