HC Deb 18 December 1984 vol 70 c140W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what single-sex school provision will be available to parents in south Liverpool from September 1985.

Mr. Dunn

My right hon. Friend excluded Holly lodge girls school and West Derby boys school, in order to retain an element of single-sex provision in the county secondary sector, when he approved Liverpool city council's proposals under section 12 of the Education Act 1980 to reorganise county secondary provision. These proposals did not affect the voluntary sector where single-sex provision also continues to be available.