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Wandsworth

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many representations he has now received about Wandsworth council's proposal to take over responsibility for education in its area from the Inner London Education Authority; how many of these representations have been for and against the proposal, respectively; and by whom they have been made.

By 23 January 1979 I had received 116 representations or copies of representations concerning the resolution of Wandsworth borough council to seek to acquire responsibility for education in its area. Three representations were in favour: two from Wandsworth borough council and one from the leader of the council. Against the proposal I have received 112 representations: one each from the hon. Member for Bedwellty (Mr. Kinnock), the right hon. Member for Battersea, North (Mr. Jay), the hon. Members for Tooting (Mr. Cox), and Battersea, South (Mr. Dubs), the national and local offices of the National Deaf Children's Society, the heads of Wandsworth's special schools, the Wandsworth Parents' Consultative Committee, the Wandsworth Teachers' Association and two branches of the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education; 89 from governing bodies, staffs and parent-teacher associations of schools in Wandsworth; and 13 from private individuals.