Rural Schools — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:32 pm on 8th February 2012.

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Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart Conservative, Penrith and The Border 3:32 pm, 8th February 2012

I am so sorry. I hesitate to quote, but the Conservatives’ own manifesto on rural areas based on freedom of information requests to local councils established that more than 400 rural schools were closed between 1997 and 2010.