HC Deb 17 January 1978 vol 942 cc228-9
5. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the Paddington Comprehensive School, Liverpool is to be linked with the Liverpool Institute Boys' and Girls' School under a reorganisation plan covering Liverpool inner city area schools; and whether she will make a statement.

Miss Margaret Jackson

I understand that the Liverpool Education Authority is at present considering schemes for the reorganisation of Liverpool Institute Boys' and Girls' schools, but no formal proposals have yet been submitted.

Mr. Thorne

I thank the Minister for that answer. I am sure that she appreciates that these schools are in a highly socially deprived area. Is she prepared to hear representations and to meet local people who have a direct interest in the problem that she now faces?

Miss Jackson

Yes, Sir. I am always prepared to receive such deputations. There is a procedure under the Act whereby people are able to make their views known, particularly in opposition to proposals that are put forward. We are always anxious to get the fullest possible information about such views.