HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 cc244-5W
Mrs. Bain

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Report the latest information on the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools closed in Scotland recently as a result of industrial action by oil delivery drivers, indicating in each case the number of school days lost.

Mr. McElhone

This information is not available centrally. During the period of industrial action I obtained daily reports of the situation in the areast most affected. These reports however would not enable a list to be compiled giving the particulars asked for and I do not think I would be justified in asking the authorities to devote the time and effort necessary to provide the information.

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