HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 cc112-3W
Mr. Jim Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many public schools are registered as charitable foundations; and under which local authorities they are registered.

Dr. Boyson

School charities are registered with the Charity Commission, not local authorities. There are likely to be registered charities in respect of, or associated with, most of the approximately 2,300 independent schools in England, but it would not be possible for the Charity Commission readily to identify the precise number.