§ 39. Mr. Ovenden
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what 131W response she has received from the local authorities which were requested to submit plans for comprehensive reorganisation under the Education Act 1976.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
My right hon. Friend has received proposals from the Shropshire authority for the establishment of four 11–16 comprehensive schools in substitution for two grammar schools and four secondary modern schools, and a tertiary college in the Oswestry area. She is satisfied that these proposals would give effect to the comprehensive principle set out in Section 1 of the Act. A reply has also been received from the Redbridge authority and this is under consideration. 13 authorities have asked for substantial extensions to the six-month time limit, which will be reached at various dates after 23rd May. All these requests have been rejected.