Department for Education written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will give a guarantee that in her tenure as Secretary of State for Education there will be no for-profit schools.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

All academies must be set up as charitable trusts, which ensures that any income must be spent on their charitable aims. The government has no plans to change these arrangements.

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