Academy Schools

MQT on 2008-10-15
Session date: 
October 15, 2008
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What legal basis do you have for investing in academy schools? How do you intend to circumvent the provisions of section 31 (3) (b) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999?


Answer for Academy Schools

Answer for Academy Schools

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA has powers under section 30 of the GLA Act to promote economic development, wealth creation and social development in Greater London. Under Section 31 of the Act, the GLA can incur expenditure on education (and a number of other services which can be provided by London boroughs or other public bodies), in cooperation with, or by facilitating or coordinating with the bodies that provide such services.