HC Deb 23 November 1972 vol 846 cc452-3W
36. Mr. Sydney Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she is satisfied that the City of Birmingham Education Committee has properly and adequately published the Education Act, 1944, Section 13 notices, as amended, concerning the proposed secondary school reorganisation in the city, with particular reference to the posting of the notices in conspicuous places throughout the city and at or near the main entrance of each school affected; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Thatcher

The Birmingham Local Education Authority recognises that the original publication of notices did not conform with the conditions laid down in the County and Voluntary Schools (Notices) Regulations, 1944. It has informed me that it has now republished all its statutory proposals in the prescribed manner.

42. Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a statement on the latest developments in her Department's consideration of the scheme for secondary reorganisation submitted by the London Borough of Harrow.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The Department has recently received essential supporting information from the local education authority about these complex proposals which have attracted a large volume of objection. My right hon. Friend will reach a decision as soon as possible.