§ Mr. Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in view of local concern, he will expedite his decision on the proposed merger of the city of Leicester school and Spencefield lane school.
§ Mr. Dunn
My right hon. Friend has no standing in making a decision on these proposals. They fall to be determined by the local education authority, by virtue of section 12(7) of the Education Act 1980, in the absence of objections as defined in section 12(3) of the Act.