§ Lieut.-Colonel Byers
asked the Minister of Education whether she will reconsider her decision not to meet a deputation of the governors of Shaftesbury Grammar School concerning the placing of the Shaftesbury Grammar School on the direct grant list; and whether she is aware of the strong local feeling which her decision has aroused.
§ Miss Wilkinson
No, Sir. In reaching my decision I had all the relevant considerations before me, and I could not agree that local feeling affords a sufficient 1521W ground for reversing a decision based on the merits of the case submitted by the governors of the school.