asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction caused by the proposal of Staffordshire County Council to close Brewood Grammar School; and if he will cause a local inquiry to be held before approving this closure, or any alteration in the purposes of the school.
My right hon. Friend is aware of the local feeling. The local education authority has made no formal proposal on this matter. If it does public notice will have to be given and objections may be made, of which my right hon. Friend would take full account before giving his decisions.