§ 16. Sir D. Walker-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, pending the publication of the White Paper on metrication, she will give guidance to educational publishers requesting them to maintain the supply of textbooks and materials for the teaching of imperial measures in primary schools.
§ 34. Mr. John Page
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local authorities have accepted her advice that traditional as well as metric methematics shall be taught in schools; and how many are now teaching metric mathematics only, in certain schools.
§ 45. Sir D. Walker-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many primary schools have discontinued the teaching of imperial measures in their mathematics curricula and: whether she will issue guidance to them not so to discontinue pending publication and consideration by Parliament of the White Paper on metrication.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The information requested is not available. The Department has already issued guidance to the effect that pupils should until further notice be given an adequate knowledge of imperial measures.