§ Sir P. Agnew
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is aware that there is dissatisfaction on the part of the people of Beckford at the proposal of the Worcestershire County Council to close the primary school there; and if he will inquire into the proposal before deciding whether to sanction the closure.
§ Mr. Prentice
Yes. My right hon. Friend always examines proposals for the closure of schools with care, especially104W when, as in the present case, objections have been made to him under the statutory procedure.