HC Deb 19 December 1997 vol 303 c366W
Ms Drown

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what mechanisms will be put in place to enable grant-maintained schools to re-enter the local authority-maintained sector. [21593]

Mr. Byers

The School Standards and Framework Bill will establish a new framework for the organisation of schools. All existing legal categories of mainstream maintained school—including the grant-maintained category—will be replaced by three new categories: community, foundation and voluntary. All three will be maintained by local education authorities.