HC Deb 19 October 1972 vol 843 cc106-7W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice her Department gives to local education authorities to encourage or help pregnant schoolgirls to return to school or to pursue their studies after childbirth, in view of their need to obtain qualifications necessary to provide support for themselves and their child.

Mrs. Thatcher

Local education authorities which seek the Department's advice are advised that the best arrangements possible should be made in the light of the circumstances of the individual concerned, whose own long-term interests should be considered as paramount.