HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c532W
Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will now propose a scheme for the registration and inspection of English language schools which cater for pupils over school leaving age.

Mrs. Thatcher

I assume that my hon. Friend is thinking of independent establishments which provide courses in the English language for students from overseas. I share the concern which some people have expressed about the standards of some of these establishments but there would be difficulties about the sort of legislation my hon. Friend has in mind.