§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will list the number of(a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools closed in (i) Crewe and Nantwich and (ii) Cheshire for each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The following table gives the numbers of primary and secondary schools for which closure proposals were approved for implementation in Cheshire for each of the last five years. No closure proposals were approved for the Crewe and Nantwich area. In many cases, schools which are formally closed are amalgamated with other schools or are replaced by new schools.
Primary Secondary 1991 10 2 1992 18 — 1993 9 1 1994 12 2 1995 2 — 1996 5 —