HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc194-5W
90. Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Education whether he will give the names of the schools in Wales which have been closed and where the parents have refused to send their children to neighbouring schools as well as of the schools which have been closed and where the children are being conveyed elsewhere under protest; and what is being done to avoid such protests arising in the future.

Mr. Tomlinson

Parents have so far refused to send their children to other schools in the case of two recent closures in Wales. The schools concerned are the Llanymawddwy School in Merionethshire and the Llaneugrad School in Anglesey. Following the closure of the Vaynor School in Breconshire, I have been informed by some parents that they have accepted conveyance to another school under protest. Representatives of local education authorities normally meet the parents before proposals for closure are submitted, so that the educational advantages to the children may be fully explained, and I hope that authorities will increasingly adopt such a procedure.