HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c118W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will undertake not to sanction village school closures where 80 per cent. of the parents of a village have expressed a clear view against closure.

Dr. Boyson

While my right hon. Friend always gives careful consideration to the nature and strength of objections to school closure proposals which fall to him to consider, he must decide each case on its individual merits having regard to all relevant factors. This precludes the application of such standard criteria for deciding proposals.