§ 29. Mr. Arthur Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she is satisfied with the conditions subsisting in secondary schools, having regard to the shortage of teachers and of space.
§ 39. Mr. Armstrong
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals she has for ending part-time education in secondary schools; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
In a very few schools there are serious difficulties of accommodation and of staffing, mainly of specialist teachers. My right hon. Friend is of course concerned if these lead to even a very small proportion of secondary school pupils losing even a small part of their regular schooling. Throughout England and Wales as a whole, however, my information is that the local education authorities and the teachers are coping magnificently with the new tasks involved in the raising of the school leaving age.