§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action she proposes to take in the light of the Prime Minister's public speech on education at Oxford on 18th October.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
I refer the hon. Member to my speech at Rotherham on 22nd October. I plan to promote debate on schools curricula and standards to which all concerned with the education service can contribute. My first step will be to hold discussions over the next three or four months with organisations representing teachers, their employers and both sides of industry. After that my Department will put forward proposals as a basis for further discussions to be organised in centres throughout the country. We shall review continuously the progress of our efforts.