§ Mr. Pardoe
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on what evidence she based her approval of the closure of St. Ervan County Primary School in Cornwall; and what estimate she made of the cost per pupil of keeping it open in 1972.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
The decision was based on clear evidence of educational advantage to the children concerned. The estimated cost per pupil of keeping the school open in 1972 was about £209 per annum.