§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what measures he will take to ensure that the management of out-of-hours use of school premises does not discourage investment by third parties in dual-use projects; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
We are considering urgently the possibility of amending section 42 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 so as to resolve the potential problem to which the hon. Member refers. I have placed a copy in the Library of an official letter from the Department of Education and Science which has just been issued explaining the position.