HC Deb 05 July 1951 vol 489 c2480
27. Mr. Orbach

asked the Minister of Education what representations he has received from the Willesden Borough Council with regard to the Gordon Memorial Church of England School, Cambridge Road, Kilburn, N.W.6; if he is aware that the managers have decided to close the school at the end of the current term, thereby waiving the statutory notice under Section 14 of the Education Act, 1944; and, in view of the need in the area for this school, if he will give an undertaking that the school will be reopened next term as usual.

Mr. Hardman

Yes, Sir, my right hon. Friend has been notified of the managers' intention to discontinue this school and is aware of the representations made to the local education authority by the Willesden Borough Council. He has asked the local education authority whether they propose to conduct the school as if it were a county school for the unexpired period of the two years' notice, as they are entitled to do under Section 14 (3) of the Education Act, 1944, or whether they would propose to make alternative arrangements for the pupils.