Young asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the comprehensive schemes of reorganisation on which he has made a decision since May 1979; and if he will indicate in each case how long he took to reach a decision from receiving the submission from the authority.
§ Dr. Boyson
The information requested is as follows:
Proposal Time between publication of proposal and decision months Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield Girls School) 6¾ Devon (Plymouth, Roman Catholic schools) 6¼ Devon (Ottery St. Mary) 9½ Derbyshire (Matlock) 10 Essex (Dowsett and Southchurch Hall High) 4 Hampshire (Fordingbridge) 8½ Kirklees (Batley, Heckmondwike and Liversedge) 5¼ Kirklees (Batley only) 4¼ Norfolk (North Walsham) 7¾ Norfolk (Great Yarmouth/Gorleston) 9½ Norfolk (Thetford) 7½ Shropshire (Newport) 7¾ Tameside (County schools) 6¼ Wiltshire (Shaftesbury) with Dorset (Tisbury) 11¾
§ Mr. David Young
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he intends to comply with the 191W request of Bolton metropolitan borough council education committee to meet him on the comprehensive reorganisation proposals; and if so, when.
§ Dr. Boyson
My noble Friend the Minister of State met representatives of the borough council on Monday 2 March.