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School Curriculum (Geological Sciences)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in view of the finite nature of most of the earth's resources of energy, metalliferous ores and other industrial minerals, and the need to develop sound policies for the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, if he will take steps to include aspects of the geological sciences in the school curriculum.

No. The detailed content of the school curriculum is essentially a matter for the local education authorities and schools. Some aspects of geology are often included in combined science courses and in environmental studies.

income of £5,300 in respect of the first child to hold an assisted place;

a one child family with a family income of £7,500 would contribute £804 but a four child family on the same income £534 in respect of the first child to hold an assisted place;

the minimum parental contribution means that the effective threshold for any contribution would be £4,167 for a one child family.

6. All details are at November 1979 prices and are subject to re-pricing.