HC Deb 20 March 1996 vol 274 cc221-2W
26. Mr. Michael Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to encourage more schools to become grant-maintained. [20150]

Mrs. Gillan

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made clear, we are actively considering ways of extending the benefits of self-government for all schools. We shall continue to encourage schools to become grant-maintained by ensuring that governors and parents have ready access to reliable information about GM status when making their decisions about the future of their school, and by seeking ways to give GM schools even greater flexibility to improve and develop what they offer to pupils and parents.