HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 cc544-5W
Mr. Cormack

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will issue a new circular on school closures laying down clear and firm guidelines on the procedure to be followed by local authorities during their consultations with parents and others when proposals are made for any school closure.

Mr. Dunn

Guidance is already provided in paragraph 5 of the Department's circular 2/80 and paragraph 22 of circular 2/81. If followed, adequate opportunities should be provided for consultation with parents and others concerned.