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Assisted Places Scheme

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will ensure that the regulations governing the assisted places scheme will include provisions for information for parents similar to the provisions in section 8 of the Education Act 1980 for maintained schools.

The draft regulations relating to the assisted places scheme which my right hon. and learned Friend hopes to lay before Parliament before the Summer Recess are likely to include provision which will require participating schools to publish particulars of the scheme, the number of places available, the arrangements for application and the selection of assisted place holders and such information about the school's public examination results as may be required in respect of maintained schools in regulations made under section 8(5) of the Education Act 1980. The draft regulations are also likely to empower the Secretary of State to require the publication of such other information as he may specify.