HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c116W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on his plans to change the status of grant-maintained schools; and when he expects to implement such plans. [7479]

Mr. Byers

The White Paper "Excellence in Schools" sets out our plans for introducing a new framework of community, aided and foundation schools. The new framework will incorporate all LEA and grant-maintained schools. We intend to introduce legislation to implement these plans in the Autumn.

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