HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 c114W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the number of rural primary school closures in 1979, 1980, 1981 and to the nearest available date in 1982.

Dr. Boyson

Information is available for each year only in respect of the numbers of statutory proposals approved by the Secretary of State and, in the absence of objections, determined by local education authorities under the Education Act 1980. Details are as follows:

Approvals Determination
1979 26
1980 43
1981 80 8
1982 (to 31 October) 47 14