HC Deb 15 June 1972 vol 838 cc1717-8
23. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, if she will set up an inquiry to consider the effects upon pupils and teachers of working in schools with sub-standard conditions.

Mrs. Thatcher

No, Sir.

Mr. Jones

Is the right hon. Lady aware that poor school conditions frequently have a depressive effect upon attainment and teaching? Does she agree that in many working-class areas the school building regulations are not enforced?

Mrs. Thatcher

I am aware that poor conditions can have that effect, and that is why we have the largest ever improvements programme for schools.