HC Deb 25 January 1973 vol 849 c219W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress is being made towards comprehensive type education in the Barnsley area; when is it likely to go fully comprehensive; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

My Department has almost completed its consideration of the local education authority's statutory proposals; this has involved some consultation with the authority but my right hon. Friend hopes to reach a decision shortly. If the proposals are approved the authority intends to implement them next September.

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