HC Deb 03 August 1965 vol 717 c282W
Mr. Tinn

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the use of the initial teaching alphabet in schools.

Mr. Crosland

Although the research being undertaken by the Institute of Education of London University will not be completed in all its aspects for several years, and it is therefore too early to reach a definite conclusion on the merits of this medium for teaching reading, I am glad to see that a growing number of schools are experimenting for themselves in the use of this alphabet.