HC Deb 12 July 1978 vol 953 cc589-90W
Mr. Moonman

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a statement on the progress in formulation of the comprehensive education policy in Essex.

Miss Margaret Jackson

The further proposals required under section 2(4) of the Education Act 1976 for the completion of comprehensive reorganisation in Southend by September 1982 and in Chelmsford by September 1980, are not due to be submitted until after the Essex county council's meeting on 11th July.

Of the further proposals submitted for the Colchester area, the Secretary of State has directed under section 3(1) of the Act that the one relating to the reorganisation of the Gilberd school be treated as if

ferences in occupational and industrial employment structures.

submitted under section 13 of the Education Act 1944, as amended. The remaining proposals, together with those submitted by the governors of the Colchester Royal grammar school, are still under consideration. They will be discussed at a meeting between officers of the Department and those of the authority on 20th July.