HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 cc111-2W
17. Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in respect of how many schools his Department has authorised closure; and how many have been saved as a result of his overruling local education authorities in each of the last three years.

Dr. Boyson

In 1980 the Secretary of State approved proposals for the closure of 107 schools and rejected proposals for the closure of five; for 1981 the figures were 181 and 10; for the first nine months of this year they were 159 and 24.