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Assisted Places Scheme

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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19.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if the number of children from maintained schools now attending private schools under the assisted places scheme is as he expected.

Yes. The 68 per cent. of last year's intake which had been at maintained schools for the preceding two years and the expected similar proportion this year is in excess of the minimum 60 per cent. specified in the regulations.

54.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will ensure that no assisted places are available at any independent school that practises any discrimination against Welsh pupils or those of any other nationality.

I am not aware of any discrimination on grounds of nationality at schools participating in the assisted places scheme.