HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c633W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what assessment he has as to the number of surplus school places; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he will publish for each education authority in Wales and for Wales as a whole, his Department's assessment of surplus school places in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools for the latest available year.

Sir Wyn Roberts

The Department's estimate of the number of surplus school places as at January 1993 is as follows:

Local education authority Primary Secondary
Clwyd 7,676 2,110
Dyfed 8,827 1,147
Gwent 7,453 9,133
Gwynedd 4,435 4,355
Mid Glamorgan 13,027 5,952
Powys 3,173 1,581
South Glamorgan 8,491 6,363
West Glamorgan 11,318 6,321
WALES 64,400 36,962

Local authorities will recognise that removal of unwanted surplus school places would release significant resources for redeployment in other areas of the education service.

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