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Single-Sex Education

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she is satisfied that sufficient provision is being made for single-sex education, having regard to parental wishes.

I am sure that local education authorities do take account of parental wishes in this matter, but the level of parental demand for single sex education is only one of many factors authorities have to consider when formulating proposals for the enlargement, closure or change of character of the schools in their area.