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Mathematics Teaching

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he expects to be able to implement any of the recommendations of the Cockcroft inquiry into the teaching of mathematics in schools before 31 December 1982; and if he will make a statement.

The report's recommendations are directed to a variety of agencies, and we hope that it will be widely read. It is too early to say which of its recommendations will be implemented in the short term. The Government are considering those recommendations where central action is called for or may be beneficial.