§ Mr. Cox
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make an official visit to Hearnville school, Balham, SW12, to meet parents of children attending this school to hear their views before any decision as to the future of the school is decided by him; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Fallon
If Wandsworth council wishes to close a school, it is required to publish proposals under section 12 of the 1980 Act. Parents will have the opportunity to make their views known during the two-month objection period following publication. My right hon. and learned Friend will take those objections into account in making his decisions on proposals which come before him.