HC Deb 13 April 1972 vol 834 c208W
35. Mr. John E. B. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she is taking to remedy the decline in standards of reading ability disclosed by the recent report of the National Foundation for Educational Research, a copy of which is in her possession.

Mrs. Thatcher

As I announced recently, I intend to set up a small committee to inquire into the teaching of reading and the use of the English language in schools. I hope to be able to announce the membership and terms of reference shortly.