asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the primary schools in England which have been closed by local authorities in the last five years with his Department's agreement.
I regret that information in the form, and for the period, requested by my hon. Friend could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Details of approvals in 1978 and 1979 for the closure of primary schools are as follows:1978St. Clement's CE (Controlled) Primary, Salford.Read United Reformed Primary, Lancashire.Wittan CE Primary, Lancashire.Sacred Heart RC Primary, Lancashire.Ladbroke CE (Controlled) Primary, Warwickshire.Ufton CE (Controlled) Primary, Warwickshire.Kirby Bedon County Primary, Norfolk.Denton Controlled Primary, Norfolk.Stow-cum-Quy County Primary, Cambridge-shire.Chantry First and Middle School, Harrow.La Salette RC Primary, ILEA.Radcliffe St. Thomas's CE Primary, Bury.Hoghton CE Primary, Lancashire.Priest Hutton CE Primary, Lancashire.Westby Ballam CE Primary, Lancashire.Borough CE First, Warwickshire.Waddesdon County Primary, Buckingham-shire.Waddesdon CE (Aided) Primary, Bucking-hamshire.Erlestoke CE (Controlled) Primary, Wiltshire.Great Cheverell CE (Aided) Primary, Wiltshire.Great Langton CE Primary, North Yorkshire.Ryther CE Primary, North Yorkshire.Aylmerton County Primary, Norfolk.Bridgham County Primary, Norfolk.Womenswold CE (Controlled) Primary, Kent.Farnworth St. Thomas Primary, Bolton.Denton, Christ Church CE Primary, Tame-side.Croft Junior and Infant, Knowsley.Halewood Macketts County Infant, Knowsley.Daisy Street County Primary, Liverpool.Fonthill Road Junior Mixed and Infant, Liverpool.Moss Bank CE Primary, St. Helens.St. Bride's CE Infant, Trafford.Leigh Butts Methodist Infant, Wigan.Grimston CE (Controlled) Primary, Leicester-shire.St. John's CE Primary, Staffordshire.Shuttington CE (Controlled) First, Warwickshire.Hartshay County Primary, Derbyshire.Etruria County Middle, Staffordshire.Stokesby County Primary, Norfolk.Bracon Ash County Primary, Norfolk.Elslack Primary, North Yorkshire.Bradbury and Mordon CE Junior and Infant, Durham.Lawson Infant, Cleveland.Salford County Primary, Oxfordshire.Clyffe Pypard CE Primary, Wiltshire.
Parton Stoke County Primary, Wiltshire.
Cholderton CE (Aided) Primary, Wiltshire.
Alton Barnes CE (Controlled) Primary, Wiltshire.
Collingbourne Kingston CE (Controlled) Primary, Wiltshire.
Prince Edwin County Infant, Liverpool.
Salisbury County Primary, Liverpool.
Penrhyn County Primary, Liverpool.
Little Lever Congregational Primary, Bolton.
Whitehorse CE Infant, Bolton.
Lovell Park Primary, Leeds.
Eaton Constantine CE (Controlled) Primary, Salop.
Twywell CE (Aided) Primary, Northamptonshire.
Longmoor County Infants, Hampshire.
St. Mary's RC Primary, Lancashire.
St. Ambrose CE Primary, Salford.
Trafford Road County Primary, Salford
Radcliffe Bridge Methodist, Bolton.
Radcliffe New Church Primary, Bolton.
Warmfield (Aided) Primary, Wakefield.
Eggington Infants, Bedfordshire.
Great Plumstead County Primary, Norfolk.
Sloley (Controlled) Primary, Norfolk.
Cattistock (Controlled) Primary, Dorset.
Boscombe St. John's CE (Aided) Primary, Dorset.
Eardisland CE (Controlled) Primary, Hereford and Worcester.
Hamble CE Infants, Hampshire.
Credon County Primary, Newham.
Greengate County Primary, Newham.
Shawell Elkington's Endowed Primary, Leicestershire.
St. Clement's CE (Aided) Primary, Dorset.
North Town County Infants, Somerset.
St. Joseph's RC Infant, Lancashire.
Warrington Parochial Infant, Cheshire.
Aspull CE (Aided) Primary, Wigan.
Aspull Methodist Primary, Wigan.
Aspull St. Elizabeth CE (Aided) Primary, Wigan.
Green Terrace Primary, Sunderland.
Chester Road Junior and Infant, Sunderland.
New Seaham Law Colliery Junior Girls and Infant, Durham.
Chapman Primary, Humberside.
Williamson Primary, Humberside.
Devonshire County Infant, Nottinghamshire.
Stretton-on-Fosse (Controlled) Junior and Infant, Warwickshire.
Castle County Primary, Derby.
St. Mary's CE (Controlled) Primary, Birmingham.
Thornhaugh County Primary, Cambridgeshire.
Edgefield County Primary, Norfolk.
Hilborough (Controlled) Primary, Norfolk.
Newark CE (Controlled) Infant, Cambridgeshire.
St. Paul's CE Primary, ILEA.
Solomon Wolfson Jewish Aided, ILEA
Eridge County Primary, East Sussex
St. John's CE Primary, East Sussex
Wootton Rivers (Controlled) Primary, Wiltshire
Parr Mount CE (Aided) Primary, St. Helens
Kirkby, Quarry Green County Primary, Knowsley
St. Oswald's County Infant, Sefton
Hollywood County Primary, Stockport
Oakenshaw County Primary, Durham
Satley CE (Controlled) Junior and Infant. Durham
Melton Ross CE Primary, Humberside
Muker CE Primary, North Yorkshire
Nunnington CE Primary, North Yorkshire
Bagworth County Primary, Leicestershire
Batham County Primary, Leicestershire
Nailstone County Infant, Leicestershire.
St. Patrick's RC Primary, ILEA
St. Andrew's and St. John's CE Primary, ILEA
Stanhoe (Controlled) Primary, Norfolk
Poulton CE, Gloucestershire
St. Paul's (Aided) Primary, Dorset
Michaelstow County Junior and Infants. Cornwall
Bridgeman Infants, Richmond-on-Thames
St. Catherine Laboure RC (Aided) Primary, ILEA
Melton Mowbray County Infant, Leicestershire
Little Rissington Primary, Wiltshire
Owersby CE (Aided) Primary, Lincolnshire
Brunswick County Infants, Cambridgeshire
Brunswick County Junior, Cambridgeshire
St. Luke's CE Primary, Richmond-on-Thames
St. John's CE Primary, Hillingdon
Acton Wells Combined First and Middle, Ealing
Pateley Bridge County Infants, North Yorkshire
Lawrence County Infant, Cumbria
Brougham County Primary, Cumbria
Lupton CE (Controlled) Primary, Cumbria
High Santwick Primary, Sunderland
West Santwick Primary, Sunderland
Manor County Primary, Nottinghamshire
Sidney Pearson Hill County Primary, Nottinghamshire
Aldsworth Primary, Gloucestershire
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on how many occasions local education authorities have tried within two years of their previous application to close primary schools for which his Department had not previously accepted closure.
There have been no such proposals since 1 January 1978, although two were resubmitted within three years. I regret that information relating to earlier years could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.