§ Mrs. Nichol
asked the Minister of Education why the method of registration in operation, prior to the Education Act of 1944, in schools in list 60 which was considered as a satisfactory basis on which to pay grants to these schools, has been changed to that operating in former elementary schools; and if the new or the old method of registration is to be applied to schools on the direct-grant list which were also on list 60.
§ Miss Wilkinson
As regards the first part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for London University (Sir E. Graham-Little) on 29th October, 1945, a copy of which I am sending her. It is not the case, however, that the present method of registration is that formerly applied in elementary schools. The requirements set out in Administrative Memorandum No. 48 are different in a number of respects, both for primary and secondary schools, from those in operation prior to the Education Act, 1944, and I am considering whether any further modifications can be made.
As regards the second part of the Question, certain special requirements are necessary in the case of direct-grant 743W grammar schools in connection with the assessment of grant and separate instructions have been issued to those schools approximating as closely as practicable to those for other schools.