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Grant-Maintained Status

Volume 227: debated on Friday 2 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many proposals from schools for grant-maintained status were published before 1 January 1993 but remain undetermined; when he expects such proposals to be determined; and if he will make a statement listing the schools concerned and the reasons for the delays.

Three proposals for grant-maintained status published before 1 January 1993 remain undetermined. My right hon. Friend will decide each proposal as soon as possible, consistent with a full consideration of the issues involved and of any objections to the proposals. The schools concerned and the reasons the proposals have not yet been determined are given in the table.(2) what proposals he has to amend the Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus (Receivers) (Exemption) Regulations 1989 to regulate radio scanners by licence.

The Government are currently reviewing the relevant legislation covering the use of radio equipment which might be used to intercept telecommunications. There are, however, no plans to place further restrictions on the manufacture, sale or ownership of scanning receivers under section 5 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949.