§ Mr. Edward Short
I refer the hon. Member to my Answer to the hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr. John Hall) on 14th November.—[Vol. 773, c. 126.]
§ Mr. Short
On the first point, I think that there are great inequalities in the provision between different authorities, and I should like to see the authorities themselves putting this right, as the Plowden Report suggested.
I think that the hon. Gentleman is making heavy weather of the second point. Schools have taught decimal currency for years. They have always taught it, and I am sure that they will take this in their stride and provide the books out of normal replacements. After all, they have had a lot of warning about this.