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Grant-Aided Schools

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many schools in Northern Ireland are grant-aided.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many schools in Northern Ireland do not receive grant aid; and on what grounds these schools fail to qualify for grant aid.

There are presently 19 independent schools registered with the Department of Education. These schools have been established outside the grant-aided system and so, by definition, do not receive assistance from public funds. The question of failing to qualify for grant aid does not therefore arise.