§ Mr. Hayhoe
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will withhold her approval of the plans to amalgamate Isleworth Grammar School and the Syon School for Boys or postpone their implementation, as a result of the Chancellor's proposals to reduce public expenditure during the next two financial years.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
No decision has yet been reached on these proposals. All relevant factors, including the financial
NUMBERS IN THOUSANDS: ENGLAND AND WALES Age at 31st December 1975 16 17 18 19 Schools* 370.3 153.0 47.3 3.8 Colleges of further education† 70.8 72.8 60.1 57.6 * Pupils January 1976. † Full-time and sandwich enrolments at November 1975, including teacher training students