HC Deb 01 February 1994 vol 236 c672W
Mr. Olner

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will reconsider the formulae by which he calculates surplus places in small schools in rural areas.

Mr. Robin Squire

The Department assesses surplus places in the same way for all schools based on their physical capacity. We have always made it clear, however, that whether surplus places can be removed will depend on the type of school concerned and where it is.