HC Deb 02 March 1973 vol 851 c452W
Mr. Money

asked the Secretary of State for Educaion and Science whether, through her inspectorate, she will take steps to encourage local education authorities to maintain regional dialects by allowing children in school to use regional forms of speech rather than exhorting them to speak standard English.

Mrs. Thatcher

The Education Acts place responsibility for the curriculum on local education auhorities and on the governors of schools. I think it better for decisions of this sort to rest with them.