HC Deb 22 March 1983 vol 39 c377W
40. Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied with progress in the development of new tertiary education forms in Greater London.

Dr. Boyson

My right hon. Friend welcomes the reviews of 16 to 19 education in schools and non-advanced further education being undertaken by local education authorities in Greater London. He believes these to be a proper response to the effects of falling rolls on this age group, and that it is for each authority to form a view on the form and pattern of provision best suited to local circumstances and the preferences of parents. Where changes in provision require his approval, he must be satisfied that these are in the best interests of those concerned including the 11 to 16-year-olds in the authority's secondary schools.