HC Deb 23 May 1991 vol 191 c539W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what upper limit he will place on the proportion of schools eligible to achieve grant-maintained status, provided each school complies with his current criteria.

Mr. Eggar

None. All maintained primary and secondary schools are eligible to apply for grant-maintained status. We will judge each application which comes before us on its individual merits.