Research in Hampshire shows that unitary authorities would be at least as efficient as the county council, more responsive, and more accountable. Sir Peter also suggests that county education authorities have a better chance of survival but schools are more likely to opt out of larger authorities than smaller ones.
Most local education authorities serve populations below 300,000. Is Sir Peter saying that they are all inefficient or are in imminent danger of central government takeover?
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