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Rural Schools

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many rural schools have been closed in Wales during the past 10 years.

The information cannot be given in the form requested since there is no satisfactory means of identifying rural schools for statistical purposes. Between January 1967 and September 1977 a total of 164 primary schools in the whole of Wales were closed and there was a net reduction of 91.