HC Deb 19 May 1972 vol 837 c218W
Mr. Raphael Tuck

asked the Secretary for Education and Science how many statutory proposals for comprehensive schools she has vetoed since June, 1970, and for what reasons; and if she will give the numbers in each category.

Mrs. Thatcher

Since 1st July, 1970, I have rejected 70 proposals relating to the development of comprehensive schools under Section 13(4) of the Education Act, 1944, as amended. Each of these proposals was examined on its particular merits and in the light of local objections.