HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c118W
21. Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of schools which have so far applied for grant-maintained status; and what action he intends to take to encourage further applications.

Mrs. Rumbold

A total of 22 schools have so far published statutory proposals to become grant-maintained; many more are on the way. My right hon. Friend will continue to do all he can to encourage the development of a healthy grant-maintained sector and greater choice for parents.