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Primary Schools

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he will repond formally to the third report of the Education, Science and Arts Committee for the Session 1985–86, entitled "Achievement in Primary Schools."

I have written to my right hon. Friend the Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Raison), the Chairman of the Committee, enclosing a memorandum, which I am publishing today, welcoming the importance which the Committee attaches to primary education and setting out my formal response to its report. Copies of the memorandum have been placed in the Library.