HC Deb 27 July 1967 vol 751 cc956-7
20. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, what arrangements are being made for the reorganisation of secondary education in Beverley.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

I have written to the hon. Member.

Mr. Wall

Is the question of setting up a sixth form college entirely for the decision of the local authority?

Mrs. Williams

The local authority has suggested that there should be an all-through comprehensive school in Beverley. The Department of Education has indicated that it has agreed to receive further information from the governors of Beverley School with regard to the question whether the numbers would be such that a sixth form college would be viable. Until Section 13 notices have been both applied for and approved by my right hon. Friend, no final decision can be made about the Beverley scheme.