§ Mr. Miller
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation she proposed to undertake about the effects on primary and secondary schools of the proposed alterations to county boundaries and the creation of unitary authorities.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The Local Government Commission is pursuing extensive consultations within each area for which reorganisation might be in prospect, giving full opportunity for schools and their representatives to express their views. Moreover, ministerial colleagues and I, and Department officials, are in frequent contact with chief education officers and their associations, and I have been keen to hear their views on the commission's proposals.