HC Deb 14 March 1978 vol 946 c125W
25. Mr. Michael Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what study her Department has made of the adequacy of mathematics teaching in schools in preparation for courses in science, engineering and mathematics in higher education.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Her Majesty's inspectors published an appraisal of problems in some key subjects, including mathematics, in 1977. I also refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's announcement today, in answer to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley) of her intention to set up an inquiry into the teaching of mathematics in primary and secondary schools.