HC Deb 19 February 1985 vol 73 cc422-3W
53. Mr. Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied with procedures for appeal against school closures; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

My right hon. Friend is satisfied that the statutory procedures provide sufficient opportunity for the views of the proposers and of local objectors to be fully taken into account before proposals are decided. Advice on the operation of the procedures is set out in circulars 2/80 and 2/81, and most recently in administrative memorandum 4/84.