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School Closures

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in the Official Report those schools in England in which the official school premises have been closed.

Cases where school buildings have had to be closed because of structural damage or for major repairs come to the Department's attention from time to time, mainly in the context of the annual submission by local authorities of their plans for capital expenditure. Authorities are not required to inform the Department of such cases, however, and there is therefore no centrally maintained list.