§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is her policy regarding the selection of in-service teachers for B.Ed. Degrees; if she will recommend standards whereby teachers from all kinds of establishments, including infants and primary schools, have an equal chance, on merit, of obtaining places on such courses; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The selection of candidates for admission to B.Ed. courses is a matter for the academic authorities230W in individual colleges and universities Whether a selected candidate can be seconded to take a full-time course is a matter for the local education authority which employs him. I have no evidence of serious anomalies.