§ Mr. Pawsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science from what date all primary schools will become eligible to seek grant-maintained status.
§ Mr. MacGregor
Primary schools with less than 300 registered pupils have in the past not been eligible to apply for grant-maintained status. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales and I have now made an order which will enable all primary schools in England and Wales which are county or voluntary schools to apply for grant-maintained status. The order will come into force on 1 November 1990.