HC Deb 14 March 1978 vol 946 cc134-5W
58. Mr. Wood

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in view of the refusal of Cambridge County Council to carry out her decision under the Education Act 1976, to cease giving financial support to further places at independent schools, she will now seek an order to mandamus requiring the local education authority to perform its legal duty.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

I have seen Press reports of a decision by the county council on 28th February to challenge my decision, but I have received no official communication from the council. I am sure that it will not contemplate acting unlawfully.