§ 32. Sir Robin Turton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she is aware of the concern about the increase of violence amongst schoolchildren, both within and outside school hours; and what action she proposes to take.
§ 47. Mr. Montgomery
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made in the discussions which she has been holding on the problems of violence in schools.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
I am aware of the anxieties being expressed. At a meeting with representatives of the local authority and teacher associations in July of this year, the Association of Education452W Committees agreed to make inquiries among their members on my behalf. A questionnaire has been drawn up with the help of the associations, and I hope that the AEC will send it to local education authorities shortly.