§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education for each year from 1986 what has been the number of surplus school places proposed to be removed as a result of local education authority reorganisation plans(a) submitted to the Secretary of State and (b) (i) approved by the Secretary of State and (ii) rejected by the Secretary of State as a consequence of a parallel proposal for grant-maintained status.
§ Mr. Forth
The information requested is as follows:
(a)1 (b)(i)1 1986 74,691 62,828 1987 54,951 45,326 1988 56,474 27,170 1989 57,297 41,831 1990 157,735 145,748 1991 101,605 79,814 1 These figures include proposals determined by LEAs.
To date, 43 proposals have been rejected where there was an associated grant-maintained application, but it is not possible to say without disproportionate cost how many places would have been removed.