LEA planned to introduce comprehensive schooling.
won local elections and reversed plans so as to retain 3 grammar schools.
of State exercised power under Education Act 1944 to direct authority to carry
out original plan.
gave him power, if he felt authority was acting unreasonably, to give such directions
as appeared to him expedient.
of Lords held that ‘unreasonably’ here did not simply mean disagreeing on a
matter of policy, nor could it include disruption that might ensure from change
in education policy.