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Schools: Academies — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 3rd March 2015.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat 2:45 pm, 3rd March 2015

My Lords, my noble friend will be aware that this works out at an average of £1.2 million per secondary academy and £1.8 million per academy chain school. He will also be aware of the suggestion that we are setting up schools to be run as businesses. Will he tell us, in no uncertain terms, that there never have been and never will be any attempts to run schools as profit-making businesses?