§ 38. Mr. Haselhurst
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in how many cases he has agreed to the conversion of all-through comprehensives into 11 to 16 years schools by the closure of sixth forms; and what are the criteria he applies to such applications.
§ Dr. Boyson
Since May 1979 approval has been given to five schemes together involving statutory proposals to change the age range of 26 11–18 and four 13–18 comprehensive schools to 11–16. The Department's circular 4/82 sets out certain policies which my right hon. Friend takes particularly into account when considering such proposals.