HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 c1602
54. Mr. Hutchinson

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the proposal of the L.C.C. to establish multilateral secondary schools of 2,000 pupils each; and whether this proposal has his approval.

Mr. Butler

I have seen references to the matter in the Press. Under the provisions of the Education Bill it will be the duty of the London County Council, as of other authorities, to prepare and submit to the Minister a development plan for primary and secondary schools in their area, and the question of the Minister's approval will not arise until that stage is reached. Variety to meet local conditions is one of the keynotes of the Bill, but there are certain general considerations which all authorities would be well advised to bear in mind. I propose, therefore, to issue shortly general guidance on various aspects of primary and secondary education, including the organisation of secondary education.