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Secondary Education (West Cumbria)

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what will be his attitude towards the representations of the Conservative Party in West Cumbria on the subject of its reorganisation of secondary education.

If statutory proposals are published and fall to my right hon. Friend to decide, he will consider them solely on their individual merits. In doing so he will take account of evidence presented by the local education authority and provided by way of objection under section 12(3) of the Education Act 1980, together with all other representations from whatever source, in order to come to a conclusion on the educational and expenditure issues involved.