HC Deb 28 January 1998 vol 305 cc235-6W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a sttaement on the effects of the Greenwich Judgment on(a) grant-maintained schools and (b) proposed foundation schools. [25320]

Mr. Byers

The 1989 Greenwich Judgment does not cover grant-maintained schools, but the Department has consistently encouraged them to adopt the same approach. Our proposals in the School Standards and Framework Bill mean that the judgment would apply to all maintained schools, including those in the new foundation category. We shall expect school admission authorities to work closely with those in neighbouring LEA areas in the interests of all parents, and look to the proposed new forums to help bring this about.