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Comprehensive Schemes

Volume 885: debated on Friday 31 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local education authorities have yet to comply with his request to submit schemes for the reorganisation of secondary education in their areas on comprehensive lines.

23 local education authorities have not yet delivered a substantive response to the request in Circular 4/74 for information about the successive measures to be taken to end selection for secondary education where this still exists. Of these the majority have indicated an early date when a reply can be expected. In about a dozen other cases the replies received are not fully complete in coverage. All responses will be carefully examined to ascertain their acceptability by our criteria.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has received any proposals from the Kent County Council for the reorganisation of secondary education as a result of his recent request.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Gravesend (Mr. Ovenden) on 17th December.—[Vol. 883, c. 369.].