HC Deb 13 May 1983 vol 42 c532W
Mr. Cormack

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will review the procedures followed when a school closure is proposed so as to ensure that statutory objectors are able to see details of the case for closure advanced by the local education authority concerned.

Sir Keith Joseph

Circular 2/80 which issued on 14 July 1980 gave advice on the procedures for school closures. Paragraph 5 already makes it clear that the governors, parents and staff concerned should be consulted in the 12 months preceding publication of proposals to cease to maintain a school.