HC Deb 12 December 1978 vol 960 c225
14. Mr. Gerry Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she can yet approve plans submitted for the comprehensive reorganisation of secondary education in Newport, Salop; and if she will make a statement.

Miss Margaret Jackson

My right hon. Friend has received proposals from the Salop education authority which are, prima facie, satisfactory. These involve a voluntary aided school and the governors of the school—the Adams' boys grammar—have not yet submitted their own proposals under section 2(3) of the 1976 Act. They have been required to do so by 15th December.

Mr. Fowler

Will my hon. Friend please put as much pressure as possible upon the governors of Adams' grammar school? This farce has continued for far too long.

Miss Jackson

We are seeking to do so.