§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science on what date he received the letter from the hon. Member for Stretford regarding Chorlton Church of England primary school; on what date he came to a decision to use his powers under section 68 of: the Education Act 1944; and if he will make a statement on the time taken to reach his decision.
§ Mr. Fallon
The hon. Member's letter about Chorlton CE primary school was received in the Department on 25 July. My right hon. and learned Friend decided to issue a direction to the governors of Chorlton school on 30 September, but delayed its issue until 5 December because it appeared from information provided by Manchester LEA and solicitors acting on behalf of the governing body that the necessary information would be provided without the need for a formal direction.