§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) when he expects to make an announcement on the proposal to turn the Blue Coat school, Liverpool, into a four-term entry school;
(2) when he received the submission to alter the size of the Blue Coat school, Liverpool; what was the last date for objection; and what is the average length of time it takes to process an application.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
My right hon. Friend will come to a decision on this proposal as quickly as is compatible with a full and careful consideration of all the issues involved.
My right hon. Friend received the governors' submission on 20 July 1989. The period of statutory objection to the proposals ended on 18 September 1989. The current average length of time for the consideration of statutory proposals is about six months.