HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 cc367-8W
34. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will now take the initiative in seeking to call a conference of her Department, the local education authorities and the teachers' associations, with a view to increasing the number and scope of teachers' aides.

Mrs. Thatcher

Not at present. Local education authorities decide how many aides to employ, in the light of the resources available and the needs of their areas.