HC Deb 18 March 1981 vol 1 cc135-6W
Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in respect of how many schools Humberside local education authority has submitted proposals under section 13(1)(c) of the Education Act 1944 or section 12(1)(c) of the Education Act 1980 since 1 June 1977; and how many proposals he has approved since 4 May 1979.

Dr. Boyson

Humberside LEA has submitted proposals in respect of 19 schools under section 13(1)(c)of the Education Act 1944 since 1 June 1977. Seven of these proposals were approved before 4 May 1979, and 12 have been approved subsequently. Most were made in order to effect the amalgamation of schools, and new primary schools have accordingly opened or are about to open in the premises of six of the schools in respect of which proposals under this section were approved.

The authority has published four proposals under section 12(1)(c) of the Education Act 1980. Two of these do not fall to my right hon. and learned Friend for approval since there were no objections; one is at present before him for approval; and the public notice of the remaining proposal has not yet expired.