§ Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many proposals for school closures were (a) approved and (b) refused in 1984 for (i) first, (ii) junior, (iii) middle and (iv) secondary schools.
§ Mr. Dunn
Details are shown in the table, which also gives the numbers of school closure proposals detennined by local education authorities in accordance with section 12(7) of the Education Act 1980. Separate records are not kept for junior school proposals: these are included in the figures for primary schools.
School closure proposals 1984 Approved by the Secretary of State Determined by LEAs Rejected by the Secretary of State (i) First Schools 18(25) 1(1) — (ii) Primary Schools (Excluding First Schools) 102(118) 31(36) 12(12) (iii) Middle Schools 17(19) 4(4) 1(1) (iv) Secondary Schools 36(51) 5(5) 5(7)
Note: The first figure in each case is the number of proposals; and the figure in brackets is the number of schools.