HC Deb 22 October 1979 vol 972 c20W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will review his policy of reducing Government expenditure on education in the light of representations he has received regarding the possible closure of rural schools, in Teesdale in particular.

Dr. Boyson

No. Proposals to close rural schools can be traced to falling pupil rolls and the desirability on educational as well as economic grounds to make efficient use of staffing and other resources.