§ Mr. Butler
To ask the Secretry of State for Education and Science if he will make it his policy to set up an educational trust to promote the formation of grammar schools.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The Government's policy is not to impose any particular pattern of secondary school provision on LEAs. It would therefore not be appropriate to set up a trust to promote the formation of grammar schools. Any statutory proposals put forward by local education authorities for the formation of grammar schools would be considered on their merits.