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Voucher System

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consideration he is giving to the use of the voucher system in education; and what meetings he has arranged to discuss the matter with interested persons.

My right hon. and learned Friend met the Friends of the Educational Voucher Experiment in Representative Regions at their request on Tuesday 18 December. He has no plans at present to introduce a system of education vouchers, but will watch with interest the progress of the experimental scheme which he understands the Kent local education authority intends to undertake.