HC Deb 12 May 1972 vol 836 c446W
Miss Quennell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many education authorities in England and Wales have not produced outline schemes to reorganise secondary education over the whole of the area for which they are responsible, and how many have not yet produced detailed schemes. respectively; and if she will list them.

Mrs. Thatcher:

Since Circular 10/70 authorities have not been obliged to produce any schemes of this kind and I do not now give decisions in principle upon them. I make decisions under Section 13(4) of the Education Act, 1944, as amended, on all formal proposals for individual schools.