HC Deb 14 February 1972 vol 831 c36W
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.