§ Mr. Nicholls
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list all schools which have opted to adopt grant-maintained status.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 11 February 1993]: Parents at London Street primary school in Edinburgh and Dalmuir primary school in Clydebank have voted in favour of applying for self-governing status. The subsequent application by the London Street primary school board was rejected and the Dalmuir primary school board has been advised that I am considering rejection of their application.
Parents of three schools are currently being balloted by their school boards on self-governing status. The schools are St. Mary's Episcopal primary school, Dunblane where the school board has passed two resolutions calling for a ballot; and St. Gerard's and Queen's Park secondary schools in Glasgow where parents have presented the school board with a petition seeking a ballot.