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.