Does my hon. and learned Friend agree, if it were necessary to have to agree, that by no stretch of the imagination can these exclusive institutions be described as charities and that the Government should give early priority to defining the meaning of a charity in law?
That is a separate question, not for my right hon. Friend. It would be an invidious task for my right hon. Friend to have to pick and choose between different charities.
Whatever may be the social arguments, is it not abundantly clear on financial grounds that these schools save the taxpayers far more than the schools could ever get in rebates?