§ Mr. Hoyle
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, further to the reply to the hon. Member for Warrington on 16 February, in what form his Department's records of schools which have twice been subject to proposals for closure under section 12 of the Education Act are kept; and for what reason it would be disproportionately costly to provide the information requested by the hon. Member.
§ Dr. Boyson
The Department does not keep a special record of schools that have been the subject of more than one proposed closure and to ascertain the number of schools proposed for closure twice within a period of five years would, therefore, require an analysis of every single closure proposal made since 1944. This would involve disproportionate cost.