§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what obligations the governors of schools which obtain grant-maintained status are under to honour the terms of existing dual-use agreements, in particular the obligation to reimburse a dual-use partner part of its capital investment in the event of the governors' serving notice to terminate the agreement; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
The education assets board is responsible for identifying the property rights and liabilities of the former maintaining LEA and the former governing body which transfer to the governing body of the grant-maintained school in accordance with section 74 of the Education Reform Act 1988. Schedule 10 to the 1988 Act provides for circumstances where the interests in property are shared between the grant-maintained school and either the local education authority or a third party. The obligations upon the partners in dual-use schemes depend upon the terms of the agreement between the parties.