HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 c368W
36. Mr. R. C. Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local education authority comprehensive reorganisation schemes she approved during 1971; and how many were rejected either in whole or part.

Mr. van Straubenzee

My right hon. Friend informed the House last April that she had discontinued the practice of approving non-statutory schemes for the reorganisation of secondary education on comprehensive lines. Before April, 1971, she had approved three such plans and rejected none.