§ 25. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the reorganisation of secondary education.
§ Mr. Goodhart
The Government believe that the organisation of secondary education should reflect the wishes of local people in the various parts of Northern Ireland. There will therefore be no compulsion on any board or other school authority to reorganise secondary schools on comprehensive lines. If local communities themselves wish to suggest any sort of reorganisation, they are, of course, free to do so and any such proposals will be carefully considered.