§ 42. Mr. Les Huckfield
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what factors he took into account before giving his consent to the closure of St. Anthony's school, Exhall, Nuneaton; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Boyson
My right hon. Friend considered these proposals strictly on their merits, in the light of all relevant factors, including the educational and expenditure issues involved and the strength and nature of the objections. He was satisfied that closure was in the best interests of the children concerned.