HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 c82W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will use his discretionary powers to halt the closure of Grove school, Portsmouth until a survey of all schools and education needs is carried out in Portsmouth.

Mr. Dunn

My right hon. Friend approved Hampshire local education authority's proposals to cease to maintain the Grove middle school, Portsmouth, in October last year. He has no power to reverse or withdraw this decision.