§ 22. Mr. Flannery
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many private schools have now decided to take advantage of the assisted places scheme; and how many schools which were approached did not accept.
§ Dr. Boyson
After considering the applications received my right hon. and learned Friend invited 231 independent schools in England to join the assisted places scheme. Of these, 220 schools are now committed to the scheme, a decision is still awaited from one school, and 10 have decided not to join.