§ Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the closure notices issued by Bristol Council for the closure of Merrywood School, Bristol, fulfilled the statutory requirements for such notices. [HL1565]
§ The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)
The proposals for closure of Merrywood School were published on 5 July 1999. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State considered that the notices met the requirements set out in the Education (Publication of School Proposals and Notices) Regulations 1993. Information provided by the local education authority showed that parents were aware of the detailed arrangements underlying the published proposals, and in particular the transitional arrangements.