HC Deb 07 December 1972 vol 847 c511W
Mr. William Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action she proposes under the Education Act 1944 to ensure the continued attendance in full-time education of six teenage girls excluded, by lottery, from classes at Grangefield Grammar School, Stockton-on-Tees; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Thatcher

This situation arises from a dispute between the local education authority and some of their teachers. I understand that both parties have agreed to invoke the conciliation services of the Department of Employment, and I should prefer to say nothing which might prejudice the chance of a settlement.