HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 c532W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if an official or Ministers at any time since Feversham college in Bradford submitted an application for the college to be guaranteed voluntary aided status have suggested that the college might consider applying for grant-maintained status; if applying for grant-maintained status enables schools to obtain loans from her Department for capital and revenue purposes before a decision on the application is made; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Robin Squire

Neither Ministers nor officials of the Department have suggested Feversham college might consider applying for grant-maintained status. The Department does not make loans available to the promoters of any school to approval of their proposals to become a voluntary aided or a grant-maintained school. The Funding Agency for Schools does not have powers to make loans to promoters of new grant-maintained schools.