§ Mr. Tredinnick
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools have now opted for grant-maintained status; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
My right hon. Friend has so far approved proposals for grant-maintained status from 19 schools. A further 24 have published proposals, or voted to do so, and he will determine these on their merits in due course.