HC Deb 15 March 1982 vol 20 c39W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools have been proposed for closure twice within the last five years.

Dr. Boyson

As I explained in reply to the hon. Member's question of 24 February, the Department does not keep a special record of schools which have been the subject of more than one closure proposal. Some information is available, however, for proposals made since August 1980 when section 12 of the Education Act 1980 came into effect; since then, 38 schools have twice been the subject of proposals that they should cease to be maintained.