HC Deb 26 May 1972 vol 837 c506W
Mr. Raphael Tuck

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list the reasons for each of the 70 decisions she has made to veto proposals for comprehensive schools under Section 13(4) of the Education Act, 1944, as amended.

Mrs. Thatcher

The reason in each case was that, after careful consideration of all the relevant factors, including local objections, I concluded that the proposals would not be in the best interests of the pupils concerned.