HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c115W
33. Mr. Madel

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made in reducing the number of surplus school places in the light of falling rolls.

Dr. Boyson

Between April 1975 and December 1980, the 97 LEAs in England took a net total of 196,000 places out of use. Returns for 1981 have so far been received from only 76 LEAs and show that these authorities took a further net total of 87,000 places out of use in that year.