HC Deb 11 March 1987 vol 112 cc181-2W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in respect of how many section 12 orders to close primary schools he has reversed the decision of the local education authority in each of the last four years; what percentage this represents; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

The table shows the number of proposed primary school closures rejected by my right hon. Friend over the last four years, and the percentage this represents of the total number of primary school closures considered in each year.

Primary school closures
1983 1984 1985 1986
Rejections 15 13 2 3
Rejections as a percentage of total primary closures considered 6.3 6 1.3 3.6

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