HC Deb 10 February 1972 vol 830 cc407-8W
44. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will give details of the guidance which has been given to those connected with the education services on the subject of metrication terms; and if a separate White Paper setting out details of policy and progress can be prepared in order that the local authority education committees and teaching profession may be aware of Her Majesty's Government's policy.

Mrs. Thatcher

The main sources of guidance are summarised in the White Paper on Metrication published last Monday which sets out the Government's policy. I believe the education service has an important part to play. The detailed arrangements are best left to the local education authorities, the teachers and the Schools Council.