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Schools (Safety Measures)

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated cutback in school supervisory staff; and if he is satisfied that adequate safeguards against playground injuries will remain.

My Department's estimates for educational expenditure in 1980–81 do not assume any cutback by local authorities in midday supervisory staff, though it will be for individual authorities to decide how to make the required reduction in expenditure. I am confident that local authorities will continue to ensure that pupils are safeguarded against playground accidents.