HC Deb 23 November 1972 vol 846 c458W
Mr. Cockeram

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she is aware that Cheshire County Council now proposes to close the Merchant Navy School HMS "Conway"; and if she is satisfied that there is adequate alternative provision for the training of Merchant Navy Cadets in the North West.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

My right hon. Friend has received from the Cheshire LEA a statutory proposal under Section 13 of the 1944 Education Act, as amended, to cease to maintain this school; the authority will give public notice of its intentions. The proposal will be considered in the light of any objections which may be received; it would be inappropriate for me to comment at this stage on any effects which it might have.