HC Deb 13 July 1977 vol 935 cc137-8W
Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations she has received to postpone the implementation of the Education Act 1976 until full consultation with the parents in the area concerned has been achieved, and secondly until the Government are able to make the full financial resources for reorganisation available.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Letters under Section 2 of the Education Act 1976 have been sent to 36 local education authorities. Oil these nine have requested postponement of the date by which proposals are required under this section until further consultation with parents has been undertaken and one of these also requested an extension on the grounds that it could not give details of timing without a prior commitment from the Department of approval of the necessary capital expenditure.