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Education (Tayside)

Volume 978: debated on Friday 15 February 1980

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asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the severe effects to education in Dundee, including the effects of the dismissal of 130 teachers in the Tayside region, she will reconsider the education policy of Her Majesty's Government; and what steps she proposes to take to fulfill the commitment in the Gracious Speech to maintain and improve the quality of education, so far as the Tayside region is concerned.

No. The Government's policy is designed to protect the quality of education. On the basics of education—the classroom work in primary and secondary schools—we have allowed for an increase in expenditure per pupil from £538 in 1979–80 to £548 in 1980–81.