HC Deb 16 November 1972 vol 846 cc189-90W
21. Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will send a circular to local authorities about the use of schools in coastal areas for educational purposes during holiday periods to give added opportunities for children from large urban areas.

Mrs. Thatcher

No, Sir. Local authorities already have wide powers to use facilities outside their own areas, and many do so. I hope that all local authorities will do more to ensure that expensive educational buildings are used to the fullest possible extent.