HC Deb 21 November 1966 vol 736 cc909-10
Mr. Berry

I beg leave to present a Petition on behalf of parents, teachers, school governors and others troubled about proposed educational developments in the London Borough of Enfield, part of which I have the honour to represent in this House, another part being represented by my right hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, West (Mr. Iain Macleod) who shares my deep concern in this human problem.

The Council of the Borough, whose term of office is to be extended by a year under the London Government Bill, 1966, intends, without consulting the electors or even those most concerned, to replace in 1967 all existing grammar, modern and other secondary schools by single and multiple units described as "comprehensive".

The Petition sheweth Wherefore your Petitioners, including those in favour of establishing some truly comprehensive schools, pray that the said scheme for the reorganisation of secondary education within the London Borough of Enfield may be set aside and that other and proper provision may be made for the improvement of secondary education within the said Borough. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. This Petition contains the names of more than 10,000 signatories.

To lie upon the Table.

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