§ Mr. Godsiff
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications for voluntary-aided status have been received from(a) Anglican schools, (b) Catholic schools, (c) Jewish schools and (d) Muslim schools since 1979; and how many applications in each category have been granted.
§ Mr. Forth
The complete information requested is not readily available. The following table gives the information requested in respect of applications decided since November 1988 and includes one lapsed application in respect of a Muslim school. This excludes schools formed by the amalgamation of existing voluntary schools.
Number of applications Number approved Church of England 6 2 Church of England/Methodist 2 1 Roman Catholic 7 4 Jewish 4 2 Muslim 2 0