HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 cc324-5W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he proposes to take against education authorities which refuse to implement his proposals for reductions in school places by 1985.

Mr. Dunn

My right hon. Friend will continue to impress upon local authorities the educational and financial incentives for taking surplus school places out of use. These are set out in circular 2/81 and from their responses to the circular it would appear that in their planning local education authorities are well on the way towards taking over one million surplus places out of use by March 1987.