authority planned to introduce comprehensive secondary schooling.
Conservative opposition, who changed plans and retained three grammar schools.
his power under the Education Act 1944 to direct authority to carry out
original plans, as to change would be too disruptive.
writ of mandamus to that effect in Divisional Court.
under Act local education authorities are entitled to have a policy.
of State to make them abandon it just because he disagrees with it.
merely exercising a discretion under Act, he is reviewing action of another
public body which itself had discretionary powers and duties.
change in course proposed by new council would lead to chaos or undue
probability of disruption not enough.
case was whether the only reasonable
course would have been for authority to abandon its plans.