HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 c329W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many rural schools have been closed in Wales during the past 10 years.

Mr. Barry Jones

The information cannot be given in the form requested since there is no satisfactory means of identifying rural schools for statistical purposes. Between January 1967 and September 1977 a total of 164 primary schools in the whole of Wales were closed and there was a net reduction of 91.

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