§ 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.