§ 31. Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she has taken, or proposes to take, to assess the educational priorities in areas of urban stress other than commissioning the studies conducted by Professor Halsey.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
Dr. Halsey's recommendations have confirmed my view that provision for pupils under five should be given a high priority in these and other areas. Local authorities also have a responsibility for assessing and meeting the special needs of their own areas.