§ Mr. Madel
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he has taken to give schools which are subject to reorganisation proposals under sections 12 and 13 of the Education Act 1980 an opportunity to apply for grant-maintained status.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
On 4 August this year, I determined under section 73 of the Education Act 1988 that all section 12 and 13 proposals in respect of schools eligible for grant-maintained status which were undecided at that date were suspended until 30 November. On 12 October I made a similar determination in respect of section 12 and 13 proposals published in the period 4 August to 30 September 1988. These determinations apply both to proposals which fall to me to decide and those determinable by local education authorities.